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Informatics: Design, Build & Secure a Future in Technology

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(Megan Yeung) A lot of people do ask me what is Informatics what I am learning and I eagerly want to tell them that I am learning so much right now (Megan Yeung) We go through so many different aspects through technology information and human studies (Megan Yeung) That can be applied to anything that I may want to go into on as a career. (Dustin Hodge) The Informatics program is different in that it takes a user centered perspective on technology (Dustin Hodge) Which is very different from many other programs that focus on technology (Bennet Hornbostel) Informatics is a holistic approach combining people and technology to bring out the best in both (Male speaking) The Informatics program is fantastic. (Narrator) The Informatics program at the University of Washington information school gives students the tools (Narrator) To design build and secure information system that meet human organizational and societal needs (Brian Reyes) Informatics is about using cutting edge technology and the latest design principles (Brian Reyes) And how we apply those to our works in our systems so that people have the best experience possible (Yared Ayele) I think one of the program strength is to give you the knowledge (Yared Ayele) To work with people with technology and have an understanding of both of them. (Narrator) Three Informatics degree paths allow students to develop the depth of skill and expertise (Narrator) They'll use to thrive in the information field after graduation (Megan Yeung) I am just really exploring the different opportunities within Informatics. (Megan Yeung) I am also a double degree major in the business school so I feel that technology is really complementary to whatever career I choose. (Narrator) Informatics students see the potential of information and technology as a tool for change in the world (Megan Yeung) Informatics is really preparing me to see how technology can be infused with whatever career that I choose in the end. (Marlee Mukai) Really what I am interested in is facilitating people's quality of life with information. (Wendy Lee) The informatics program is study of information system technology and human perspective. (Marlee Mukai) And those are like three main field that that's really important for industry out there. (Narrator) Informatics students focus on designing and building information systems and solutions that are user centered (Narrator) That meet the needs of people. (Dustin Hodge) The product that I am working on for my capstone with the city of Seattle (Dustin Hodge) Is to make a system such that bicyclists can find safe and comfortable routs through the city of Seattle (Dustin Hodge) Just like anybody else who's using Google maps or Yahoo maps or anything like that (Dustin Hodge) I choose this particular project because I am a bicyclists and one of the themes for the capstone is environmental sustainability, (Dustin Hodge)So I decided that a project that would get people out of there cars or maybe start bicycling a little more would be a good project for. (Brian Reyes) My capstone which is my senior project and my final project as an Informatics student (Brian Reyes) Dealt with the Washington state axis to justice technology principles (Brian Reyes) These principles were adapted by the Washington state supreme court (Brian Reyes) And they help define the way technology should be used within our state (Brian Reyes) And our website actually compass the principles (Brian Reyes) It puts the principles on display in format that's accessible that anyone can read in multiple languages (Brian Reyes) Any type of website that is developed specifically for the judiciary system it's most important that we start with the user. (Female speaking) So we talked about data and information. (Narrator) In the Informatics programs students are prepared to be information leaders. (Bennet Hornbostel) The skills I found most useful in the informatics program (Bennet Hornbostel) Really focus on the interaction between people and the technology that they need to use on a daily basis (Wendy Lee) Everything that is up here is Information like anything that we do, (Wendy Lee) Everything that we are learning it impacts you almost everyday in your life. (Narrator) Informatics majors benefit from working closely with a talented group of peers and faculty (Bennet Hornbostel) Part of the culture of the high school that really benefited me, (Bennet Hornbostel) Is that it's a department were you really get to know that faculty really get to know all your fellow students (Marlee Mukai) It's very welcoming and seems like everyone is very focused on students, (Marlee Mukai) And helping them learn and ensuring that they're getting the best education possible (Bennet Hornbostel) It's really a great small school within a big school experience and you really get all those fantastic benefits, (Megan Yeung) You meet a lot of great people along the way that care about you and want you to increase your knowledge (Megan Yeung) About technology and the information of that society and along the way you just learn a lot about yourself so it's an adventure.

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Duration: 4 minutes and 59 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
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Posted by: sabbagh96 on Sep 27, 2010

Informatics majors put information to work to meet people's needs. Informatics students typically:

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