Information Interaction and Design

Develop knowledge and skills related to how humans search for and interact with information and media and design social and technological systems to support those interactions, in the information interaction and design graduate area of focus at the UBC School of Information.

Career opportunities

The iSchool information interaction and design graduate pathway is associated with professional work in fields such as:

  • Information architecture
  • Web design
  • Information services
  • Instructional design
  • Usability testing
  • User-centred design

Research areas

The graduate pathway gives you the tools to be able to conduct research in multiple areas, including:

  • Information behaviour
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Internet research
  • Media studies
  • Knowledge organization
  • Design

Pathway coursework

  • LIBR 514E (3) Taxonomies: Research and Evaluation
  • LIBR 555 (3) Information Design I: Systems
  • LIBR 556 (3) Information Design II: Documents

  • LIBR 512 (3) Indexing
  • LIBR 514F (3) Information Visualization and Visual Analytics
  • LIBR 539J (3) Data Sources in the Public Domain
  • LIBR 553 (3) Understanding Information Users in Diverse Environments
  • LIBR 554 (3) Database Design
  • LIBR 557 (3) Information Retrieval Concepts and Practice
  • LIBR 559C (3) Python Programming
  • LIBR 574 (3) Project Management in Information Organizations
  • LIBR 581 (3) Digital Libraries

Relevant courses outside the iSchool

Courses in cognitive science, psychology, design, human-computer interaction, and courses in the Designing for People Program.

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