Applications in Knowledge Media


KMD1002H — Applications in Knowledge Media

This course explores the definitions and implications of Knowledge Media Design using a seminar format, with annual course themes chosen to improve students’ domain expertise. This knowledge-building seminar emerges through community collaboration, with the annual reading list co-created through identification of student interests, emergent social issues, and faculty expertise drawn from across the Knowledge Media Design Institute. Discussions include reflection and interpretation, building connections across themes to establish a knowledge community amongst participants.

Note: Course description effective September 1, 2023


Course description until September 1, 2023

KMD1002H — Applications in Knowledge Media

Knowledge media are systems incorporating computer and communications technology that enhance human thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration, and learning. Examples include the Web, email, instant messaging, blogging systems, knowledge management systems, digital libraries, collaborative virtual environments, video conferencing environments, and webcasting systems.

This course will focus on addressing a design problem specific to an industry or government client. Note that the design problem and client(s) will change from year to year as this course will always incorporate a partner from outside the university. Students will be introduced to the partner and will work in teams, drawing on their subject expertise. More information about KMD courses can be found here.

Note: Formerly: Knowledge Media Design: Contexts and Practices (prior to September 2015)