I teach classes of Design of Information Retrieval Systems in the EHEA bachelor’s degree in Information and Documentation of the University of Barcelona. In this course, students learn the methodology and the theory necessaries to design a Information Retrieval System:
- Context analysis (organization, information, users).
- Information needs of users.
- System functionalities.
- Data base design (conceptual model, metadata schemas, vocabularies, content standards, encoding).
- Interfaces design (blueprint, wireframes, mobile interfaces, SEO).
During the course, students have to develop an Information Retrieval System design project of an specific context (online shopping, library catalog, art collection, etc.).