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Information Architecture MDIA 2533

Media Communications Course

Course details

Information architecture is an extensive discipline involving the organization, labeling, navigation, and searching systems for web and interactive products that enable users to find and manage information more successfully. This foundation course addresses issues such as how web usability, user experience, and search engine optimization integrate into an effective information hierarchy. Students will construct mobile and web sitemaps, task diagrams and wireframes. A combination of lectures, in-class discussions, hands-on exercises, group work, student presentations, and tool demonstrations will be used throughout this course. Students will be assessed by a combination of quizzes, term project, group and individual projects.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$574.24

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of MDIA 2533 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 47160

Duration

Sat Sep 17 - Sat Dec 10 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 47160
  • $574.24
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 17 - Dec 10 Sat 09:30 - 12:30 Online
Instructor

Shahab Pourtalebi

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$574.24

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. No class Oct 8. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. In order to access the Adobe Creative cloud on your personal devices for off campus use, a subscription will be required. The cost of your Adobe subscription will be in addition to the tuition fee for this course. Information explaining how to obtain a discounted Adobe subscription is available on the BCIT Software Access webpage This course will be delivered entirely online, however, is a synchronous course which requires you to be online on the posted days and times shown on your myBCIT schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please check to ensure you meet the computer requirements for the class. If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Winter 2023

Below are two offerings of MDIA 2533 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 89508

Duration

Thu Jan 05 - Thu Mar 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 89508
  • $574.24
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Mar 23 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Tonia Sokolova

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$574.24

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please log into learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Students who are currently registered in one or more part-time courses can purchase a subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud Pro at a discount through BCIT’s new software portal kb.bcit.ca/student/adobe-creative-cloud-subscription-part-time-student-3130 If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
Status

Seats Available

1 seat remaining as of Fri December 9, 2022 at 2:01 pm (PST). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 88220

Duration

Sat Jan 07 - Sat Mar 25 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 88220
  • $574.24
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 25 Sat 09:30 - 12:45 Online
Instructor

Ron Jacklin

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Credits

3

Cost

$574.24

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. No class Feb. 18 This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please log into learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Students who are currently registered in one or more part-time courses can purchase a subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud Pro at a discount through BCIT’s new software portal kb.bcit.ca/student/adobe-creative-cloud-subscription-part-time-student-3130 If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Plan and develop a content strategy for web and mobile.
  • Recognize and apply Information Architecture principles to user-centred design.
  • Identify website, and an interactive project’s Information requirements.
  • Develop audience profiles, user interactivity scenarios and personas.
  • Organize, and label content for interactive projects.
  • Implement and manage a content inventory.
  • Research and create interactive navigation systems.
  • Interpret data context and apply metadata/SEO (Search Engine Optimization) principles for new media assets.
  • Prepare visual documentation such as: user boards, sitemaps, task flowcharts and wireframes.
  • Develop a website navigation in a CMS (Content Management System) to define content hierarchy.
  • Write an information architecture proposal.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2019

Related Programs

Information Architecture (MDIA 2533) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. New Media Design and Web Development
    Diploma Full-time
  2. User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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