IDG3009 - Information Architecture


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

ubjects covered: What is information architecture? Hierarchical and faceted classification Automatic and intellectual indexing Thesaurus generation Meta data Information retrieval and search Navigational strategies in digital media Labels in information architecture Language in information architecture Social navigation Strategy and strategic goals Scope Concept development and documentation

Learning outcome


  • The students shall be able to account for different principles and traditions to establish user centered information categories and sort them, and design access structures and navigational devices and search strategies.
  • The student shall be able to analyse existing structures based on principles of information retrieval and be able to suggest new information architectures to aid information retrieval.
  • The student shall be aware of up-to-date principles and patterns for information architecture on different platforms and know methods to design good user experiences in accordance with strategic goals.
  • The student shall know about methods for designing holistic user experiences - across different platforms - to achieve strategic goals.


  • The student shall be able to utilize knowledge from insight gathering as a foundation for definition of a information architecture in a suggested concept solution.
  • The student shall be able to use user centered methods and methods for iterative prototyping to develop and present information architecture for web and mobile.
  • The student shall be able to make informed decisions for establishing structure and organization solutions for the content in a conceptualized digital solution.

General competenses:

  • The student will through this project - as one of more practical projects - have continued their development as researcher, concept developer and designer.
  • The student evolves their knowledge of typical design solutions and terminology and are such continually developing their knowledge of typical genre conventions.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. Plus a group project, with weekly supervision (formative-iterative evaluation). Sketches, the work process, and the end result must be documented.

Further on evaluation

The portfolio contain the final delivery as well as a project report.

The project is developed through weekly tutored iterations by the course responsible and a mid-way presentation with peer feedback.

Final deliveries and the process diary are submitted at the end of the course. The final project is presented to the class at the appointed time.

Summative evaluation at the end of the semester: Pass / fail.

If the course is failed, a new portfolio must be submitted through the next regular run-trough of the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Graphic Design (BMED)
Interaction Design (BIXD)
Web Development (BWU)

Required previous knowledge

Presumed pass: IDG1072 or IDG1362

Course materials

See Norwegian version

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IMT3009 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: -

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Design Methodology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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