Information Design – Unit Description


Basic principles involved in structuring information objects and creating the metadata which makes them retrievable. Topics include: information structures, hypertext, markup languages, databases, automatic and derived indexing, metadata and description, Document Type Definitions (DTD) and schema, indexing languages and standards and subject analysis.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. analyse websites, databases and texts
  2. extract relevant information and formulate for use in context
  3. create applications based on information theory, principle and technology
  4. use international standards to produce information products.