Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Information Architecture and Design (15 credits)

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Offered by: Information Studies     Degree: C-IAD

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Information Architecture and Design is intended to prepare students to work as information architects and designers. The graduate courses in the program will prepare students to design and assess information systems (text, multimedia), databases, websites, and interfaces. Techniques for data mining and issues related to information security are also covered. This is an entry-level graduate program that may lead to another certificate or to the M.I.St. (Master of Information Studies).

Required Course (6 credits)

  • GLIS 617 Information System Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduction to tools for developing information systems. Topics include computer terminology and syntax and semantics of programming languages, with emphasis on their use for text parsing, searching, and database design, which are fundamental concepts in the field of information science.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien, Afroza Sultana (Fall)

  • GLIS 625 Information Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Information Architecture (IA) is the process of analyzing, designing, implementing and evaluating information spaces. The course provides an overview of use-design aspects of human information and computer interaction. Topics include: human factors in IA; IA and information systems (IS) design principles and methodologies; work, task, and process analysis; IS modeling, requirements gathering and evaluation; and information visualization.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Max Evans (Fall)

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

  • GLIS 616 Information Retrieval (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied explanation of information retrieval in a variety of digital environments and in relation to both textual and multimedia data: Information retrieval capabilities, information-seeking models, interface design issues, information visualization and information system evaluation criteria.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien (Fall)

  • GLIS 626 Usability Analysis and Assessment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles and techniques for evaluating interactive computer-based information systems. Topics include models of human information processing, user experience and decision-making; methods for requirements gathering and task analysis; and techniques for user testing, analytic evaluation, and performance modelling.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GLIS 627 User-Centered Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : A project-based introduction to interaction design, oriented toward practical methods for designing interactive systems. Emphasis is placed on iterative and user-oriented approaches to design, including the role of observation, ideation, sketching and prototyping, and formative and summative evaluation. The role of participatory and value-sensitive approaches to design are also examined.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GLIS 629 Information Security (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduction to information security. Topics include basic concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability; security threats; malware; operating systems security; access control; network security (encryption, decryption, passwords and digital signature); security policies and practices; risk assessments; common criteria; privacy threats and protection techniques; cybercrime and cyber forensics.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Anton Stiglic (Winter)

  • GLIS 630 Data Mining (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduction to data mining. Topics include data preprocessing, data warehouse architecture, online analytical processing (OLAP), online analytical mining (OLAM), basic concepts and methods of frequent patterns mining, association rules mining, classification analysis, cluster analysis, and text mining.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Honghui Ding (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GLIS 617 or basic knowledge of database systems.

  • GLIS 633 Multimedia Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied principles of multimedia systems design. Includes knowledge representation; interfaces; storage and retrieval of text, sound, still images, animation and video sequences; authoring software; hardware options; CD-ROM/DVD and web based systems; virtual reality; testing and evaluation. Students design and develop a small-scale system.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Ilja Frissen (Fall)

  • GLIS 634 Web System Design and Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Principles and practices of designing websites in the context of libraries and information centres. The course focuses on a conceptual approach to organizing information for the world wide web including design, implementation and management issues. Topics include web development tools, markup languages, internet security and web server administration.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Charles Antoine Julien (Fall) Charles Antoine Julien (Winter)

  • GLIS 657 Database Design & Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Theoretical and applied principles of relational database design. Includes relational theory, conceptual design, database normalization, relational database management systems, SQL queries and database management.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Catherine Guastavino, Fei Shu (Winter)

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