INF 385T.01 - Special Topics in Information Science: Presenting Information
Restricted to graduate-level degree seekers in the School of Information.
Visual, numerical, textual, and verbal presentation of information based on fundamental theories of human information perception and communication. Examples may include tables, graphs, dashboards, infographics, and reports.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Information 385T (Topic: Presenting Information) and 385T (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
I designed this course for students who wish to hone their skills in the presentation of information in its many forms. Without getting too caught up in semantics, I think it is fair to say that data become information when their presentation elicits understanding. Being able to present information well is, therefore, important if one is to help others understand and use information. Although presenting information effectively is a boon to any working professional, this talent is a particularly critical asset for information professionals. My goal in offering this course is to prepare you for your professional career by helping you acquire the skills needed to present information in numerical, visual, textual, and verbal form. I welcome students who are curious about the theory behind and the techniques of presentation, who are keen to add to their professional toolkit, who are able to work independently (no group projects), and who, in class, are willing to contribute in a friendly, non-competitive manner to facilitate learning in an active and open class environment.
Provisional Syllabus: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/images/webform/INF385T%20Syllabus%20Presenting%20Information%20Spring%202016.docx