Information Architecture in Organisations

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The focus of the module is the individual and organisational changes and consequences to which an information architecture may give rise, and to use this knowledge to develop strategies for information management and digital communication.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

In the module the students will acquire knowledge of:

  • Information management and digital communication strategies and their individual and organisational consequences

  • Ethical considerations regarding the use of Information Architecture and Persuasive Design in organisations

Skills

In the module the students will acquire skills in:

  • Developing information architecture supporting organisational information management and digital communication strategies

  • Reflecting on ethical problems related to the use of information architecture elements and persuasive design principles

Competences

In the module the students will acquire competences in:

  • Coordinating and co-operating in design processes using knowledge about information management and communication strategies

  • communicating with both specialists and users on professional problems in relation to strategic information architectures and persuasive designs

  • communicating design strategies

  • to plan and manage the design of culture-sensitive and multi-medial information architectures in a way which demonstrates the ability to achieve insight into other cultures and perceptions

Exam

Exams

Name of examInformation Architecture in Organisations
Type of exam
Written exam
The student develops an information strategy in a certain context and prepares an essay of not more than 30 pages that presents, theoretically examines and critically discusses the proposed strategy.

Literature foundation: 1000 standard pages supervisor approved, self-selected literature related to the project.
ECTS10
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentIn the evaluation of the examination performance, the grade 12 will only be awarded to students who give an excellent performance and demonstrate that they have fulfilled the above objectives exhaustively or with only a few insignificant omissions.

Facts about the module

Danish titleInformation Arkitektur i Organisationer
Module codeKAINFOAR169
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS10
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Communication and Digital Media
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities
SchoolSchool of Music, Music Therapy, Psychology, Art, Communication and Technology