INFO 646 Digital Product Design - (Open to modification but currently scheduled for Wednesday or Thursday 6:30-9:20pm) - In-person or online
Course description: This course focuses on the process, practices, and tools for designing engaging, understandable, and technically feasible digital products. Students will learn about and apply advanced techniques and tools relevant to the entire product design lifecycle, including identifying, investigating, and validating design problems, as well as crafting, designing, and testing digital solutions. Students will also learn how to visualize and effectively communicate design insights to various stakeholders.
INFO 648 Mobile Interaction Design - (Open to modification but currently scheduled for Monday 6:30-9:20pm) - In-person or online
Course description: This advanced course covers the fundamental concepts, techniques, practices, and guidelines associated with the design of mobile applications. Students will learn and apply user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) guidelines for popular mobile operation systems, as well as best practices for conduction formative evaluations of interactive mobile prototypes. Interface and interaction patterns for each platform are also examined. Through hands-on exercises and assignments, students will apply an iterative, user-centered process to create unique, engaging mobile interfaces that take into account relevant content requirements, device/platform limitations, and use cases.
INFO 649 Practical Ethnography for UX - (Open to modification but currently scheduled for Friday 3:00-5:50pm) - In-person or online
Course description: This advanced course focuses on applied qualitative research methods used to inspire and shape the design of digital products and services. Students will gain hands-on experience with several ethnographic research methods commonly used in the User Experience profession and also learn how to form appropriate design research questions, analyze qualitative data to identify human-centered insights, and effectively communicate research finding to various stakeholders.
INFO 652 Reference & Instruction - (Open to modification but currently scheduled for Mondays 3:00-5:50pm) - In-person
Course description: In libraries and similar cultural institutions, information is delivered digitally and physically in both online and brick and mortar locations. Librarians operate within professional standards to promote equitable access to users. Librarians use digital tools, multimedia software, and educational technology combined with knowledge of information sources to contribute to research and digital projects by providing research support and instruction that will benefit the users. This course prepares students for these roles in research and instruction through projects that use digital sources and tools for the delivery of content. The course introduces the selection and evaluation of information sources, the development of searching techniques, strategies for user-centered service, matching user needs to resources, and the provision of information services in multiple service models and literacy standards.
INFO 654 Information Technologies - (Open to modification but currently scheduled for Monday 6:30-9:20pm) - In-person
Course description:This course introduces the fundamental concepts of computing and networking, with an emphasis on the role these technologies play in creating, manipulating, storing, and accessing information. Topics essential to the work done by information professionals will be highlighted: web technologies, database concepts, markup languages, data management, and design and accessibility. Students will conduct frequent hands-on activities to acquire skills that are immediately applicable to working with information technologies. The course will explore recent trends in technology within information organizations, preparing students for their roles as information professionals and providing the foundation for future technology-related coursework.
INFO 659 Advanced Projects in Digital Humanities - (Open to modification but currently scheduled for Wednesdays 3:00-5:50pm) - Online or in-person
Course description: This course explores advanced methods and tools in the digital humanities, including digital curation and preservation, databases and content management systems, text encoding and analysis, geospatial analysis, network analysis, usability, and open content creation and publishing platforms. Particular emphasis is placed on formulating research questions, critically evaluating data quality and project design, and disseminating knowledge artifacts for diverse audiences.
The courses are offered August 28, 2023 to December 18, 2023.
The School of Information at Pratt Institute is a graduate school based in Manhattan enrolling 309 students across masters programs in Library & Information Science, Information Experience Design, Data Analytics & Visualization, and Museums and Digital Culture.
While the courses can be taught online, persons living in the New York City area are preferred as there may be opportunities to teach the courses again in-person once the pandemic has ended.
Pay Rate: $1,630 per contact hour or more, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Courses are 3.99 contact hours.
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Qualifications: The candidate should have a Masters degree in a relevant field and have an aptitude for teaching. For questions about the course, please email Assistant Dean Quinn Lai - firstname.lastname@example.org
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