I teach an Information Architecture course in the Master’s degree program in Content Strategy at FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria.
The course begins by exploring how the principles of placemaking and wayfinding from the physical world apply to digital information systems. As an introduction to the practice of information architecture, the course covers the fundamental concepts of structural design that provide the foundation for shared information environments, including organization schemes, labeling, navigation, and search systems.
Students learn to evaluate existing information systems in practical exercises with public content, applying their knowledge to visualize structure and recommend improvements to support usability, findability, and understanding.
For more information on the course content and interdisciplinary approach, see Teaching Information Architecture.