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.
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.
Class assignments and grading