The iSchool iConsultancy
iConsultancy Experiential Learning Program
We partner with industry, government, and communities to design and execute technology-based experiential learning projects. From analytics to database design to user experience, we tackle these information challenges with our talented students and expert faculty to provide real-world experiences and a product you can use.
In-depth interface analysis and design, cutting-edge data analytics, high-impact information organization – these are among the capabilities that faculty-led student teams from the UMD College of Information Studies (iSchool) can provide for your organization. Our program also offers insight into student skill sets prior to graduation and can serve as a supplemental recruitment tool.
We are currently seeking projects for the 2020-21 academic year (September-May). Projects can be three or eight-months long and are culminating learning experiences for our undergraduate and graduate students. Teams of students apply their knowledge, skills, and abilities to your needs in a wide range of areas such as:
- UX/UI - User Experience / User Interface
- Data Science - Data Analytics and Reporting
- Data Visualization
- Info Management - Information Process and Workflow
- Database and Tech - Database and Technology Development
- Website Design
The iConsultancy provides overall project management and support to ensure a successful project for you and a good learning experience for students, from initial scoping to final deliverables. For interested partners, we can also develop customized engagement plans that may include additional invitations to speak on campus, attend research presentations, participate in recruitment events, and promote career/internship opportunities. For more information, please contact Dr. Bill Kules at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Academic Programs
Student teams are drawn from three of the iSchool’s degree programs: HCIM, MIM, and BSIS. Projects are typically structured as consulting engagements through the iSchool iConsultancy:
- Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (HCIM) students work in teams with clients, conduct user research and prototype designs in real-world contexts. Please find previous projects here.
- Master of Information Management (MIM) allows students to work through real information management challenges and further develop their ability to communicate as information management professionals. Please find previous projects here.
- Undergraduates in the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) work on semester-long capstones to consult and help solve information/technology problems.