The iSchool Consultancy
We partner with businesses and organizations with information challenges through our iSchool Consultancy (iConsultancy) program. From analytics to data management to user experience, we tackle these information challenges with our talented students and expert faculty!
In-depth interface analysis and design, cutting-edge data analytics, high-impact information organization – these are among the capabilities that faculty-led student teams from the UMD College of Information Studies (iSchool) can provide for your organization. Partnering with the iSchool also creates impactful and meaningful engagement that provides authentic experiential learning opportunities for our students and avenues for recruitment.
We are currently seeking Capstone projects for the 2019-20 academic year (Sept-May). Capstones can be three or eight-months long and are culminating learning experiences for our undergraduate and graduate students. Teams of students apply their knowledge, skills, and abilities to your needs in a wide range of areas such as:
- User experience/user interface (UX/UI)
- Data analytics/machine learning
- Data visualization
- Database/Information System Building
- Information Process/Workflow
- Strategic Management
- Technology Development
The iConsultancy provides overall project management and support to ensure a successful project for you and a good learning experience for students, from initial scoping to final deliverables.
For interested partners, we can also develop customized engagement plans that may include additional invitations to speak on campus, attend research presentations, participate in recruitment events, and promote career/internship opportunities.
Student teams are drawn from three of the iSchool’s degree programs: HCIM, MIM, and BSIS. Projects are typically structured as consulting engagements through the iSchool iConsultancy:
- Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (HCIM) students work in teams with clients, conduct user research, and prototype designs in real-world contexts. Please find previous projects here.
- Master of Information Management (MIM) allows students to work through real information management challenges and further develop their ability to communicate as information management professionals. Please find previous projects here.
- Undergraduates in the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) work on semester-long capstones to consult and help solve information/technology problems.
For more information, please contact Dr. Bill Kules at firstname.lastname@example.org.