Information Architecture in Organisations

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The focus of the module is the development of information management and digital communication strategies and organizational changes, and the consequences that may rise from the development and implementation of these strategies, within the field of information architecture.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

In the module the students will acquire knowledge of:

  • Different kinds of information management and digital communication strategies
  • Information management and digital communication strategies and their individual and organisational consequences

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 with consideration to differences in culture, professions, and perceptions.

Competences

In the module the students will acquire competences in:

  • Coordinating and co-operating in design and implementation processes of information management and communication strategies
  • Communicating with both specialists and users on professional problems in relation to strategic information architectures
  • Communicating design strategies
  • Planning and managing the change process of implementing information management and digital communication strategies with consideration to differences in culture, professions, and perceptions.

Exam

Exams

Name of examInformation Architecture in Organisations
Type of exam
Oral exam
The 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. For the project report, the student develops an information strategy in a certain context. The project report presents, theoretically examines and critically discusses the proposed strategy.

Literature foundation: Minimum 1000 standard pages supervisor approved, self-selected literature related to the project.
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentIn 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.

Facts about the module

Danish titleInformation Architecture in Organisations
Module codeKAINFOAR188
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
8. semester
ECTS15
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