Tag Archives: information design

Something for everybody in the Spring course offerings

Planning for spring courses starts early with registration already underway. Catalog descriptions can be a bit cryptic, so we are going to share a bit more of our insider information on the elective courses we’re offering this spring. If you … Continue reading

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Spring 2012 Offerings

Registration for Spring 2012 has opened for Information Design & Communication and Information & Instructional Design graduate students, as well as graduate certificate students. As I look over our course offerings for this coming semester, I see a mini-history of … Continue reading

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Bunny Slippers? I Don’t Think So

So our November 1 application deadline is rapidly approaching, and as I renew our department’s ads for our online degree and certificate programs, I am reminded once again of my number one marketing pet peeve: Bunny slippers. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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Social Media and the First Amendment

Last week, the Knight Foundation released its report, “Future of the First Amendment: 2011 Survey of High School Students and Teachers”. It’s a fascinating report, detailing the following Key Findings: 1. Social Media Use Is Related to First Amendment Support … Continue reading

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Instructional Design/Information Design

At SPSU, we have offered graduate coursework in technical communication, under one name or another, for over twenty years. For the past two years, however, we have also offered a master’s degree in Information and Instructional Design (MS IID). This … Continue reading

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“Seeing” Information Architecture

The spring issue of The Journal of Information Architecture has a really wonderful Editorial by Dan Klyn entitled, “Information Architecture is a Way of Seeing.” In it, he draws an unlikely parallel between information architects and chiropractors. Suffering from back … Continue reading

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Finally, UX Designers Get Their Own Cartoon Tribute!

Wandering around the web, I stumbled upon the following two-part, very funny (and very true!) animated celebration of the joys and pleasures of UX design. Thanks, Lyle! “Spread the love for UX design !” ILUVUXDESIGN part I from lyle on … Continue reading

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