Special Problems in Architecture Studies OpenCourseWare: Graduate Level Free Online Architecture Studies Course by MIT

Published Jan 23, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offered 'Special Problems in Architecture Studies' to students interested in developing smooth communication between those who have information and those who are searching for that information. This Architecture Studies OpenCourseWare, based on a class initially offered at MIT in 2000, taught students from every discipline what it takes to design a website that will stand out in the quickly-changing web-based marketplace.

Special Problems in Architecture Studies: Course Specifics

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Special Problems in Architecture Studies: Course Description

In this website development class, students examined how the structure of a site directly affects the end user. Through the use of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Extensible Markup Language (XML), students created their own unique prototype that included structuring and defining the site and developing evocative content. In this class for master's degree candidates in Architecture, students studied the structure of multi-user sites, how users interact with sites and the ins and outs of utilizing search engines. Suggested readings included books that help with software requirements, user-centered designs, business planning and other computer-related tasks. Professor William Mitchell and lecturer Daniel Greenwood taught this graduate-level Architecture Studies class in 11 weekly 3-hour sessions in 2000.

This online course includes web development guides, a reading list and past student projects for review. To learn more, visit this problem-solving and web development course site.

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