Bachelor of Arts in Technology and Information Design at College Park (InfoDesign)
Build Expertise in the Complex Skills needed to Create and Work with Information that Captures Aspects of Human Behavior
THE TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION DESIGN DEGREE PROGRAM @ COLLEGE PARK
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The Bachelor of Arts in Technology and Information Design (INFODESIGN) teaches students to frame important problems at the intersection of people and information; to design solutions for those problems; and to realize, deploy and iterate on those solutions.
InfoDesign supports students in their efforts to use technology in the service of the greater good; to apply and expand their creativity; to develop a start-up mentality (in which they must try solutions and fail first in order to succeed), and to engage in rapid development and prototyping grounded by rapid evaluation and assessment. Students participate in hands-on studio and laboratory classes in user-centered design, technology development, problem-solving and cross-disciplinary communication. Graduates may become designers, planners, technology consultants, project managers, and entrepreneurs, in such wide-ranging fields as user experience, mobile development, healthcare, law, entertainment, policy, smart-city development, libraries, and archives.
This innovative curriculum blends theory, practical skills, and hands-on learning, preparing our graduates to apply their skills directly and immediately in their careers. Our students work on projects with the UMD iSchool’s 400+ top industry partners and have opportunities for hands-on learning at the college’s world-renowned research centers and labs.
The UMD iSchool, with a history of activism and a continued mission to support social good, is a supportive and diverse community of 100 faculty and staff members and 1800+ students. Our students come to us from 37 countries with 29% from underrepresented groups and 44% female. Visit our Academics home page to learn more about UMD iSchool diversity and student life.
InfoSci College Park courses are offered as a combination of in-person and online. However, if there are social distancing restrictions, all courses will be offered in appropriate spaces or online.
Students can now graduate with a B.S. in Information Science and a M.S. in Library and Information Science in just five years.