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COMP9043 - Information Experience

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Title:Information Experience
Long Title:Information Experience
Module Code:COMP9043
 
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Expert
Field of Study: Computer Science
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: TIM HORGAN
Module Author: Donna OShea
Module Description: Users construct, access, receive, and interpret information through multiple touchpoints and delivery systems. By providing the right information experience, information developers can improve the usability of a product or application, which enhances user satisfaction. This module presents the theory of human information interaction and how presentation and situation affect the end-user experience. This module also outlines the main methods to finding information, the approaches to integration of information, and the evaluation of the overall end-user experience.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Assess the impact of Human Information Interation (HII) theory on the field of information development.
LO2 Discuss the main approaches in ensuring the reader receives the most salient information relevant to their current situational context.
LO3 Assess a document in terms of its information presentation and its impact on information experience.
LO4 Build a literature review that searches for information using a range of research methods and sources.
LO5 Manage a documents information sources using appropiate tools and referencing techniques.
LO6 Create a document that integrates information using a well defined process.
LO7 Evaluate the information experience of an information source using information modelling techniques.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
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Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Human Information Interaction (HII)
Basic concepts. HII definition. HCI versus HII. Acquiring, evaluating, using, sharing, filtering, organising and representing information. Models of HII.
Information in the Situation
Information situation overview. Information content and context. Cognitive aspects to situations. Human memory theory and biases in interpreting information. Information interaction and interpretation. Information interaction with technology.
Humans and Information Presentation
First glance evaluation - perception, preattentive processing, page appearance, Gestalt theory. Typography - effectiveness of chosen typography, cognitive processing of graphics, text and graphic interaction. Information presentation affect on HII.
Finding Information
Searching for information. Research methods. The nature of research. Qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methodologies. Literature searches: Sources (magazines, journals, Web, impact rating, quality of source). Online databases (INSPEC, Compendex, IEEE, CiteSeer, ACM Portal). Searching the Web. Systematic searching. Management of information found. Referencing.
Information Integration
Information integration theory. Process for integration - create, review, revise process. Creating content based on tasks.
Information experience evaluation
Information flow/modelling validation. Information gap identification. Extraneous information. Information quality and control.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Given an information source the student is expected to evaluate it in terms its situational and presentation awareness to the end user and outline approaches to overcome limitations identified. 1,2,3 25.0 Week 6
Written Report Written report on a given subject in information science for example the theory of information science and human information interaction. 1,4,5,6 50.0 Week 10
Project In this project for example the student may create a document that integrates information from various sources and access the end user experience. 6,7 25.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture delivering theory underpinning learning outcomes. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Tutorial to support learning outcomes. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent study. 11.0 Every Week 11.00
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture delivering theory underpinning learning outcomes. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Tutorial based lab to support learning outcomes. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent study. 11.0 Every Week 11.00
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Fidel, R. 2012, Human Information Interaction: An Ecological Approach to Information Behavior, The MIT Press [ISBN: 0262017008]
  • Albers, M. J. 2012, Human-Information Interaction and Technical Communication: Concepts and Frameworks, IGI Global [ISBN: 1466601523]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Flick, U. 2015, Introducing Research Methodology - A Beginner's Guide to Doing a Research Project, 2nd Ed., Sage Publications Ltd [ISBN: 9781446294246]
  • Kumar, R. 2005, Research Methodology, Sage Publications Ltd [ISBN: 141291194X]
  • Creswell, J. W. 2013, Research design, Thousand Oaks, Calif; Sage [ISBN: 9781452274614]
  • Saunders, M.N.K., Lewis, P., Thornhill, A. 2012, Research Methods for Business Students, Pearson Education Canada [ISBN: 9780273750758]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_KINDD_9 Master of Science in Information Design and Development 2 Mandatory
CR_KIDDE_9 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Information Design and Development 2 Mandatory

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