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Michael. Eisenberg
INFO 300
Seattle Campus

Intellectual Foundations of Informatics

Information as an object of study, including theories, concepts, and principles of information, information seeking, cognitive processing, knowledge representation and restructuring, and their relationships to physical and intellectual access to information. Development of information systems for storage, organization, and retrieval. Experience in the application of theories, concepts, and principles.

Class description

Informatics is the study of information and information technology to meet people’s needs. All these elements are essential – people, information, and information technology – but the magic happens in the interplay among the three.

Student learning goals

1.Information * Nature and scope * Structured and unstructured

2. User-Centered Approaches * Value-added model * Information behavior * Human-computer interaction * Value-sensitive design * Computers as social actors

3. Systems * Mainstream * Cutting edge * Beyond

4. Normative Issues * Intellectual property * Privacy * Security

General method of instruction

Discussion and lecture. Students should be prepared for a VERY interactive class.

Recommended preparation

None

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Michael. Eisenberg
Date: 12/27/2007