More than 60 iSchool students presented the results of their research projects on May 6 during the School of Information’s Spring 2016 Open House.
The event gave community members a chance to visit the iSchool and learn about work being done by students and faculty to curate and organize knowledge through advances in technology.
Approximately 40 graduating master’s students also discussed their capstone projects, which are the culmination of their academic studies. Capstone projects integrate students’ expertise and interests to produce work in a variety of disciplines, such as user experience, information architecture, interactive design and curation, in vocations ranging from healthcare and information management to libraries and communication.
Among other projects, iSchool students:
- Built a program that tracks sarcasm on Twitter;
- Redesigned websites to improve user experience and engagement;
- Digitized historic folk recordings, aerial photography collections, and indigenous languages of Latin America;
- Created the prototype of a mobile app that helps library users find books more efficiently;
In addition to student presentations, the open house featured lab tours and demonstrations of the iSchool’s Information Experience, Digital Archaeology, Information Retrieval and Human Computer Interaction labs.