IMT3009 - Information Architecture


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Portfolio assessment 100/100

Course content

Subjects covered:
Hierarchical and faceted classification
Automatic and intellectual indexing
Thesaurus generation
Meta data
Information retrieval and search
Topic maps
Social navigation
Strategy and strategic goals

Learning outcome

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 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 architecures 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.

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.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

See Norwegian version

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IDG3009 7.5 01.09.2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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 assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100

Release 2020-10-15

Submission 2020-11-19

Release 08:00

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
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