Jason Withrow

is a faculty member in the Internet Professional department (http://inp.wccnet.edu) at Washtenaw Community College (http://www.wccnet.edu). He teaches a wide variety of web design classes, including classes on user experience, web coding, project management, and professional practices. He maintains an instructional website (http://courses.wccnet.edu/~jwithrow), although it is mainly for his students.

Prior to entering the teaching field, he worked in industry as an information architect at a web design firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In his spare time he works as a freelance information architect and web designer.

Stories by Jason Withrow

It isn’t often that one has the opportunity to create a course about user experience, let alone an entire sequence of user experience courses. Jason Withrow’s opportunity forced him to examine his perceptions of the user experience industry.

What do cognitive psychology and information architecture have in common? Actually there is a good deal of common ground between the two disciplines. Certainly, having a background in cognitive psychology supports the practice of information architecture, and it is precisely those interconnections and support that will be explored.