By: J.D. Ross
School of Information Studies (iSchool) doctoral student John D’Ignazio was awarded a prize for his poster at the Doctoral Student Research Poster Session during the annual conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) last week in Philadelphia.
His poster was titled E-Science Information Modeling: Investigating Scientists' Information Resources and Structures for Enhanced Digital Curation.
At the iSchool, D’Ignazio’s research focuses on how people interact with information systems designed and implemented to support the access and use of information in an abstract or complex domain. He helped design and teach an iSchool course on science data management to graduate and undergraduate students. His course objective was to raise student awareness of the role of data as a persistent digital resource and to provide students with the functional skills pertaining to the management of this resource to support research in labs, with computer simulations, or by field observation.
In addition, D’Ignazio has also taught a section of the undergraduate course on information reporting & presentation where he stresses information design as a powerful communicative tool in personal and business advancement.