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VCT 2127 - App Design for Mobile Devices

Credits: 3
Course Description: Mobile app design has become, arguably, the fastest growing area of the Visual Communications Industry. In this hands-on, project-oriented course, students will explore the concepts, design issues, and techniques of planning and designing for the mobile app space or GUI. Projects will include designing the mobile app space for multiple mobile design applications.
MnTC Goals

Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. The Mobile Design Process
  2. HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery Mobile: Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps
  3. The Mobile App Space (or GUI): Design is Everything
  4. What is the Application’s Primary Task?
  5. Know your Target Audience
  6. Research: Look for Existing Design Solutions
  7. Consider the Technical Limitations
  8. Functionality: Consider Case Scenarios
  9. Getting Around in the App: Designing for Interactivity
  10. Wire framing and Paper Prototyping: Designing for Ergonomic Interactivity
  11. Creating the Final Files in Photoshop: Preparing Files for Development

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. employ a creative visual design process for mobile apps.
  2. employ a creative informational design process for mobile apps.
  3. discuss the concepts of mobile app design.
  4. use a process to plan and design mobile apps.
  5. evaluate the use of HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery Mobile in the development of a mobile app design.
  6. employ a planning process for designing mobile apps.
  7. design for the mobile app space or GUI.
  8. implement a mobile app design using Adobe Photoshop.
  9. solve design and technical problems through the use of critical thinking.
  10. critique one’s own work and that of other students in group discussions.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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