Class Description

Spring 2020

[INF 350E] Information Technology : Blockchain and the Decentralized Economy

Unique ID: 27528 Bettina Warburg
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Syllabus
UTA 1.208


Design and use of information technologies, including interface design, trends in information technology development, usability, information retrieval, immersive media, and information architecture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Information Studies 350E and 350W may not both be counted unless the topics vary.

*Co-taught with Tom Serres. Partially taught online. See notes below. Meets with graduate-level INF 385T, topic: Blockchain and the Decentralized Economy The course will meet each week for 3 hours over the semester, and sessions will consist of a combination of face-to-face meetings and online webinars (both synchronous and asynchronous). Each session will include lecture-based content and discussion on selected topics, expert guest lectures, and product/startup building. At the end of the semester, students will be graded on their ability to pitch and present their startup idea, the relevant empirical research supporting their ideas, and a succinct business plan for taking their idea to market.


Upper-division standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.