INF 385T - Special Topics in Information Science: Methods of Design Synthesis
Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.
Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
This course provides an overview of design synthesis methods – techniques used in the design process to make sense of large and complicated problem spaces, in an effort to design usable, useful and desirable solutions. Students learn how to conduct contextual research in order to gather raw data, and how to transform that data into powerful insights for design. This course complements study of information architecture, interaction design, software design, and other forms of product design.
Methods of Design Synthesis