IS 596 Advanced Topics in Human-Centered Design & Systems

Variety of newly developed and advanced topics courses within the field of Human-Centered Design & Systems, intended to augment the existing Information Sciences curricula.

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2020

    • IS596AI - AI and Democracy
      Wed, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Armory 242
      On-Campus
      In a world increasingly suffused with corporatized and militarized ?big data? practices and extractive and often exploitative artificial intelligence (AI) systems, how might we reimagine data practices and pedagogies that are aligned with democratic values, processes and institutions? Drawing from interdisciplinary scholarship in data and AI studies, science and technology studies, feminist and critical race studies, and information and media studies, this course interrogates the development of AI in global contexts to consider how we might decenter data methods and AI infrastructures that privilege corporate or technology-centric interests, and center instead the concerns and needs of vulnerable populations and communities in defense of democracy. This course meets with MDIA 590 AC1.
      Instructor
      Anita Chan
      CRN
      73527
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS596GH - Global Health Informatics
      Wed, 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
      Room 53
      On-Campus
      The course will examine the current state of global health informatics from both a local and global perspective, including opportunities and challenges. Focus will be placed on the transition from paper-based records to electronic systems, with a particular emphasis on large international open-source initiatives and use of mobile devices. Guest speakers will share their experiences with WHO, international education based on mobile devices, and regulatory issues. Graduate student questions may be sent to ischool-advising@illinois.edu
      Instructor
      Ian Brooks
      CRN
      73301
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).