The module will introduce the students to key elements of Information Architecture, including categorization and concepts, experiential, rhetorical and persuasive design principles. During the course module, the students will engage in lectures and discussions on information architecture, knowledge organisation, rhetoric, persuasive and experience design.
In the module the students will acquire knowledge of:
Categorization and concepts
Knowledge of how information architectures participate in an interplay with usability, experiences and learning.
In the module the students will acquire skills in:
observing, analysing and interpreting information architectures irrespective of medial and organisational boundaries,
evaluating the use of rhetoric in ICT systems
detecting the needs for concept formation and categorisation as part of the information architecture design process
analysing the conceptual control and consistency in information architectures, their communicative effects and potential for further development
In the module the students will acquire competences in:
taking an analytical, reflective and critical approach to the use of information architecture, rhetoric, persuasive and experience design
engaging in an interdisciplinary collaboration on information architectures, rhetoric, persuasive and experience design in a specific context
identifying own learning needs and structuring own learning in relation to the use of information architecture, rhetoric, persuasive and experience design in a specific context.
|Name of exam||Information Architecture, Rhetoric and Persuasive Design|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a projectThe test takes its point of departure in a project report that may not exceed 15 pages per student in the group, and may not exceed 20 pages for individual projects.
Literature foundation: 1500 standard pages supervisor approved, self-selected literature related to the project.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||In the evaluation of the examination performance, the grade 12 will only be awarded for an excellent performance displaying a high level of command of all aspects of the relevant material, with no or only a few minor weaknesses.|
|Danish title||Information Architecture, Rhetoric and Persuasive Design|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Communication and Digital Media|
|Department||Department of Communication and Psychology|
|Faculty||The Faculty of Humanities|