Fall 2023

INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science: Inclusive Design for Accessible Technology

Unique ID: 28710


09:00 AM - 12:00 PM  UTA 1.208


This course introduces the theory and practice of inclusive design principles for developing accessible technology. Inclusive design focuses on understanding the diversity of human characteristics (e.g., age, gender, race/ethnicity, disability, etc.) and applying a human-centered approach in designing technology to satisfy user requirements. Students will learn to use inclusive design processes to recognize user characteristics, discover user needs, produce design solutions, and develop prototypes during this course. Topics include, but are not limited to, inclusive design, ability-based design, disability-related terminology, and assistive technologies. Students will be required to engage in class discussions, complete in-class and homework assignments, give oral presentations, work in small groups, and complete a semester project. This course assumes students will have prior knowledge or experience in user experience (UX) design and/or human-computer interaction. No prior programming experience is required.


Graduate standing.


Restricted to graduate students in the School of Information through registration periods 1 and 2. Outside students will be permitted to join our waitlists beginning with registration period 3.