SI 658 Course Overview
Everything is complex.

Distinctions between physical and digital space are dissolving.

By 2020, 57,000 new "things" will be added to the internet every 1 second.

The average smartphone user looks at their device 150 times per day.
The average Internet user spends more than 40 hours per week "in there."

Profound and mundane events in human culture are unfolding in places made of information.

And yet, the architecture of information for a Bay Area startup’s mobile app, or for a municipal government’s sharepoint portal, or up in the cloud of an “omnichannel” enterprise is rarely somebody’s specific job.

What's it going to take to make these product-service-places that're made of information be good places for human dwelling and habitation?

Course Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of information architecture within and across contexts including user experience, interaction and interface design.

  • Increase fluency differentiating between architecture and design.

  • Expand students’ familiarity with architecture, architects, architectural and critical theory.



Cite: 57,000 New "Things" Added To The Internet Every 1 Second

Cite: The average smartphone user looks at their device 150 times per day.