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Featured in The Screens Podcast. Lecturer III James Rampton.

Jim Rampton featured on The Screens Podcast


UMSI lecturer James Rampton talks automotive UX, the future of cars in the U.S and the push for electric vehicles. 

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In transparent lake water, zebra mussels cling to a large rock, covering its surface completely.

UMSI launches theme year on water conservation and access


The inaugural theme year will challenge students to use information science in addressing one of the most pressing issues worldwide.

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Welcome, New Faculty. Stephanie Brenton, Lecturer III. Ben Green, assistant professor. Hanna Hoover, Lecturer III, Jim Rampton, Lecturer III, Ramiro Serrano Vergel, Lecturer III, Jackie Wolf, Lecturer III.

UMSI welcomes new 2023-24 faculty


UMSI is excited to welcome six new faculty members for the 2023-24 school year, expanding course offerings and bringing industry experience to the classroom.

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UMSI automotive UX students standing outside of a car.

UMSI accelerates automotive UX program to become hub for industry experts


UMSI is training the next generation of experts, making cars safer and more fun.

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A student sits in the drivers seat of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq and plays with the display of the display. She wears a sweater and glasses.

Automotive UX course at UMSI fueled by graduates entering the industry


Automotive UX, a new special-topics course at the University of Michigan School of Information, is helping students explore digital design for cars while learning about UX principles.

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SI 311 student Samantha Greenhill stands and smiles at a corner intersection outside Literati Bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor.

UMSI user experience class redesigns Literati Bookstore’s website to thrive, not just survive, amid pandemic


Students in UMSI lecturer James Rampton’s SI 311: Laws of UX class connected with Literati co-owner Mike Gustafson to solve the bookstore’s website information challenges, and to create portfolio pieces for their own career development.

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Dallas Card, Sabina Tomkins and Jeff Sheng

UMSI welcomes new 2021-22 faculty


Three new assistant professors and 16 lecturers will join the University of Michigan School of Information faculty this academic year, including five 2021 grads of UMSI degree programs.

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