|Proposal: ||The College of Information Studies proposes to establish a Bachelor of Arts in Technology and Information Design. The B.A. in Technology and Information Design (InfoDesign) will teach students to frame important problems at the intersection of people and information; to design solutions for those problems; and to realize, deploy and iterate on those solutions.|
InfoDesign supports students in their efforts to use technology in the service of the greater good; to apply and expand their creativity; to develop a start-up mentality (in which they must try solutions and fail first in order to succeed); and to engage in rapid development and prototyping grounded by rapid evaluation and assessment. Students participate in hands-on studio and laboratory classes in user-centered design, technology development, problem-solving and cross-disciplinary communication. Students will learn a variety of skills, including the following:
• conducting user research and participatory design
• implementing workflow design, planning and auditing
• performing algorithmic audits on machine learning processes
• creating digital materials and information visualizations
• managing and moderating community at scale
• writing and designing regulations for big data and machine learning.