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Course Materials and Textbooks

You are free to purchase your AIM textbooks from any source. Upcoming courses and texts are listed with direct links to selected suppliers from whom the text is available. When making your purchase, please compare ISBN numbers with this list to ensure you are purchasing the correct book and edition.

Texts Used for More than One Course

Some texts are used in more than one class, e.g., Research Methods, Writing for Research, and Project Management texts are used again in the Capstone course. Therefore, you should plan on keeping certain textbooks until you finish the program.

Textbooks

Capstone 1

Creswell, J. W. (2014). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN: 1452226105 or 978-1452226101.

American Psychological Association. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). (2009). Washington, DC: Author. ISBN: 1433805626 or 978-1433805622.

Capstone 2

Kotter, J. P., & Whitehead, L. A. (2010). Buy-In: Saving your good ideas from getting shot down. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing. ISBN: 1422157296 or 9781422157299. (Required.)

Creating Business Solutions with Technology

Schilling, M. (2016). Strategic management of technological innovation (5th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin. ISBN: 1259539067 or 978-1259539060. (Required.)

Electronic Information and Research

There are no materials that students need to purchase for this course.

Information Architecture

Krug, S. (2014). Don't make me think, revisited: A common sense approach to web and mobile usability (3rd ed.) San Francisco, CA: New Riders. ISBN: 0321965515 or 978-0321965516.

Rosenfeld, L., Morville, P., & Arango, J. (2015). Information architecture for the world wide web (4th ed.). Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media. ISBN: 1491911689 or 978-1491911686.

Information Design and Communication

Katz, J. (2012). Designing information: Human factors and common sense in information design. New York, NY: Wiley. ISBN: 111834197X or 978-118341971. (Required.)

Williams, R. (2015). Non-designer's design book (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Peachpit. ISBN: 0133966151 or 978-0133966152. (Required.)

Pettersson, R. (2011). Information design: It depends. Vienna, Austria: International Institute for Information Design (IIID). Free to download. (Required.)

Information Systems and Management

Austin, R., Nolan, R., & O'Donnell, S. (2009). The adventures of an IT leader. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. ISBN: 142214660X or 978-1422146606. (Required.)

Holtsnider, B., & Jaffee, B. D. (2012). IT manager's handbook: Getting your new job done (3rd ed.). Waltham, MA: Elsevier. ISBN: 0124159494 or 978-0124159495.

Project Management

Larson, E., & Gray, C. (2014). Project management: The managerial process with MS Project 2007 CD and student CD (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. ISBN: 1259186407 or 978-1259186400. (Required.)

Research Methods

Creswell, J. W. (2014). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN: 1452226105 or 978-1452226101.

American Psychological Association. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). (2009). Washington, DC: Author. ISBN: 1433805626 or 978-1433805622.

Virtual Learning and Teams

Fisher, K., & Fisher, M. (2011). Manager's guide to virtual teams. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN: 0071754938 or 978-0071754934. (Required.)

Note: Keep this text. You'll need it for Writing for Research.

Links to Online Booksellers

Computer Purchase Recommendations

Current hardware recommendations available at discounted rates to admitted students through the UO Duckstore. Current recommendations are:

Mac Laptop Option: 13-inch MacBook Pro (2.5GHz)

  • 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
  • 4GB 1600MHz memory
  • 500GB 5400-rpm hard drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Built-in battery (7 hours)

Mac Desktop Option: 21.5-inch iMac (2.5GHz)

  • 2.5GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 processor
  • 4GB memory
  • 500GB hard drive
  • AMD Radeon HD6750M with 512MB dedicated memory
  • 8x SuperDrive

PC Laptop Option: Dell XPS 13

  • 13.3 inch Hi-Def (720p) True Life WLED Display
  • Intel Core i5-3317U Processor
  • 4GB DDR3L Memory
  • 128GB SSD Hard Drive
  • Windows 8 64-Bit Operating System
  • Intel HD 4000 Graphics Card

PC Desktop Option: New XPS One 27" All-in-One Desktop

  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3450s processor (up to 3.50 GHz)
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
  • 4GB3 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz (upgradeable to 8GB)
  • 1TB 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 2GB GDDR5
  • Non-Touch 27" Full High Definition (2560x1440) WLED Display with Webcam

The Applied Information Management Master's Degree is an Interdisciplinary Studies program through the Graduate School.

Brandon Gatke
Brandon Gatke ('08) credits the skills and knowledge he gained from AIM for his quick ascent to IT director of a large nonprofit.