Information Course Schedule spring 2003

Core

7 weeks - 4 hours of laboratory per week. This course introduces software skills used in building prototype scripts for applications in data science and information management. The course gives an overview of procedural programming, object-oriented programming, and functional programming techniques in the Python scripting language, together with an overview of fundamental data structures, associated algorithms, and asymptotic performance analysis. Students will watch a set of instructional videos covering material and will have four hours of laboratory-style course contact each week.

TTh 10:30-12 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): John Chuang, Doug Tygar
Three hours of lecture per week. Project planning and scheduling, process design, project management and coordination. Analysis of information needs, specification of system requirements, analysis of alternatives, design of alternatives. Quantitative methods and tools for analysis and decision making. Document management. Design, implementation, and evaluation of a project.
MW 10:30-12 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Yale Braunstein, Peter Lyman

General

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 203 or consent of instructor. The transmission and use of information within groups such as work groups and organizations. Information flows in organizations. Organizations as information processors. Collaboration. Computer assisted cooperative work. Influencing strategies. Adoption of innovation. The uses of information for coordination and communication within organizations.
Th 2-5 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): AnnaLee Saxenian

Three hours of lecture per week. The role of information and information technology in organizations and society. Topics include societal needs and demands, sociology of knowledge and science, diffusion of knowledge and technology, information seeking and use, information and culture, and technology and culture.

M 3:30-6 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Nancy Van House
Three hours of lecture per week. User interface design and human-computer interaction. Examination of alternative design. Tools and methods for design and development. Human computer interaction. Methods for measuring and evaluating interface quality.
TTh 9-10:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Marti Hearst

This course addresses concepts and methods of user experience research, from understanding and identifying needs, to evaluating concepts and designs, to assessing the usability of products and solutions. We emphasize methods of collecting and interpreting qualitative data about user activities, working both individually and in teams, and translating them into design decisions. Students gain hands-on practice with observation, interview, survey, focus groups, and expert review. Team activities and group work are required during class and for most assignments. Additional topics include research in enterprise, consulting, and startup organizations, lean/agile techniques, mobile research approaches, and strategies for communicating findings.

TTh 12:30-2 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Nancy Van House

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 202 or consent of instructor. Standards and practices for organization and discription of bibliographic, textual, and non textual collections. Design, selection, maintenance and evaluation of cataloging, classification, indexing and thesaurus systems for specific settings. Codes, formats and standards for data representation and transfer of data.

MW 9-10:30 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Michael Buckland

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: 202, 203 or consent of instructor. Concepts and methods of design, management, creation, and evaluation of multimedia information systems. Theory and practice of digital media production, reception, organization, retrieval, and reuse. Review of applicable digital technology with special emphasis on digital video. Course will involve group projects in the design and development of digital media systems and applications.

MW 2-3:30 — 110 South Hall
Instructor(s): Marc Davis
Three hours of lecture per week. The organization and administration of library services and their place in the institutions and communities they serve. Governance, collections, and buildings. Planning, organizing, innovation, staffing, budgeting, controlling. Technological change, digital libraries. Political and economic aspects.
F 9-12 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Michael Buckland

Special Topics

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 6
MW 4-5:30 — 125 Cheit
Instructor(s): Andrew Isaacs

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 14
M 12-1 — 107 South Hall
Instructor(s): Michael Buckland

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 13
W 6-9:30 — F320 Haas
Instructor(s): Pablo Spiller

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 5
Th 4-6 — 110 Cheit
Instructor(s): Trudy Kehret-Ward

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 9
M 6-9 — 325 Cheit
Instructor(s): Reza Moazzami

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 4
MW 12:30-2 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Robert Glushko

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 8
Tu 2-4 — 202 South Hall
Instructor(s): Robert Glushko Brian Hayes

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 12
Tu 6-9 — 125 Cheit
Instructor(s): Doug Kalish, Todd Morrill

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 2
Tu 3:30-5 — 290 Hearst Mining
Instructor(s): John Canny, Nancy Van House

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 7
TTh 11-12:30 — 330 Cheit
Instructor(s): Terrence Hendershott

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 10
Th 2-4 — 110 Cheit
Instructor(s): David Mowery, Michael Borrus

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 3
Tu 4-7 — 135 Cheit
Instructor(s): Thomas Nitsch

Specific topics, hours and credit may vary from section to section, year to year. May be repeated for credit with change in content.

Section 11
W 6-9:30 — 220 Cheit
Instructor(s): Patrick Sullivan

Seminar

Topics in information management and systems and related fields. Specific topics vary from year to year. May be repeated for credit, with change of content. May be offered as a two semester sequence.

Section 1
F 3-5 — 107 South Hall