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MDes/MPS Communication Design Studio: Navigating Information


Tagged as: Communications, Graduate, Interaction Design, MDes: Master of Design, MPS: Master of Professional Studies, Products
Given the mass of information that technology provides us, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. To reduce information overload, many online services cull their data looking for trends that help them determine which pieces of content to push to readers. In addition to topic popularity, their content decisions may also based on such things as the interests of funding sources, and corporate political views. News sources are particularly notorious for providing readers with narrow perspectives on world events. However, the readership of specific information sources are not always aware of the slant to the news that is provided to them. As a result, readers become ill-informed, which leads them to make poor decisions on important issues. As the U.S. presidential election quickly approaches, students investigated ways of using communication design to help people become better informed citizens by teaching them how to carefully read content (not just the words but the forms of information) and encouraging them to make comparisons among information sources.
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