EKIS5140 Information Design (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
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Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020


The goal of information design is to present complex information in a way that is understandable and accessible to the intended audience. Closely related to service design, information design is a key factor in the self-service society of today, where citizens are increasingly required to operate complex systems to accomplish everyday tasks. Students will explore the different aspects of information design through practical activities.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students should have a solid understanding of:

• The history and current state of text accessibility research
• The tools and methods for designing accessible information for various audiences
• The impact of modern delivery channels on information design.

Additional information

Contact teaching, group work, final assignment. Attendance policy: 80%. 

Assessment criteria: Active participation in class, course assignments. More detailed information on the assessment criteria for each grade will be given in writing in the first meeting of the course.

Study materials

A selection of books and articles to be defined at the beginning of the course.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (5 cr)

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