EKIA5200 Information Design (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
0-5
Language:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

Description

Content

The goal of information design is to present complex information in a way that is understandable and accessible to the intended audience. Efficient 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.

Completion methods

Contact teaching. Participating in lectures, completing the small weekly tasks and doing a final project.

Assessment details
Participating in the lectures, completing the small weekly tasks and doing a final project. The final grade consists of participation (pass/fail), 30 % weekly tasks and 70% final project. Assessment criteria available in Moodle.

Learning outcomes

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

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

Additional information

Attendance requirement for completing the course: 80%.

English degree programme students and minor students in English complete the course in English. The Finnish language course is aimed at students in Information and Software Engineering. 

Study materials

A selection of background reading provided at the start of the course.

In addition to the course literature, students will choose additional materials for their final project.

Literature

  • Valikoima taustakirjallisuutta, joka jaetaan kurssin alussa

Completion methods

Method 1

Description:
Attendance requirement for completing the course: 80%.
Evaluation criteria:
Participating in the lectures, completing the small weekly tasks and doing a final project. The final grade consists of participation (pass/fail), 30 % weekly tasks and 70% final project. Assessment criteria available in Moodle.
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Participation in teaching (5 cr)

Type:
Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
0-5
Evaluation criteria:
Participating in the lectures, completing the small weekly tasks and doing a final project. The final grade consists of participation (pass/fail), 30 % weekly tasks and 70% final project. Assessment criteria available in Moodle.
Language:
English, Finnish
Study methods:

Contact teaching. Participating in the lectures, completing the small weekly tasks and doing a final project. 

Study materials:

A selection of background reading provided at the start of the course.

In addition to the course literature, students will choose additional materials for their final project.

Literature:
  • Valikoima taustakirjallisuutta, joka jaetaan kurssin alussa

Teaching