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#IT-02-31 Creating a Great User Experience for Mobile Apps

  • Categories IT
  • Duration 18h
  • Total Enrolled 2
  • Last Update February 5, 2021

About Course

University of Leeds

Description

Explore the core principles behind user design and user experience

News, shopping, banking, social media; most of us have multiple mobile apps on our smartphones, but how are they made and what makes a good one?

Dive into the world of app design with the Institute of Coding and learn how to create a great user experience.

You’ll hear from industry professionals on how they go about designing and building apps for their users.

You’ll also have the opportunity to produce clickable prototypes from your own sketches and create your own app.

 

What topics will you cover?

  • How a smartphone works
  • The features that make a phone interactive
  • Looking for problems to solve with apps
  • Designing an app
  • Testing an app
  • Meeting an app development team

Who will you learn with?

Tom Armitage

I’m a technologist and designer. I make things out of hardware, software, and the internet. When not making technology and art, I also write music and build instruments. I originally studied English.

 

 

Who developed the course?

University of Leeds

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

What Will I Learn?

  • Identify the features of a smartphone that influence the design of an app.
  • Describe how interactive and visual features contribute to great user experience of apps.
  • Discuss the various roles and stages necessary to make a mobile app.
  • Identify and describe a simple problem that an app could solve.
  • Design screens and architecture of a mobile app using pen, paper and your own smartphone.
  • Produce clickable prototypes from your sketches and test them.

Topics for this course

11 Lessons18h

Welcome?

Before you get started, take some time to meet Mark Martin MBE, who will guide you through the course. You'll also have the opportunity to meet your fellow learners and plan your learning journey.
Welcome to the course VIDEO (02:16)00:02:16
Introduce yourself ARTICLE

Interactivity, screen size and user experience?

Now it’s time to look in more detail at the ways people interact with smartphones. You’ll see why the touchscreen is so important to app design for smartphones and look at the ways users can interact with smartphone apps.

Identifying a problem?

How do you choose what an application will do? And how do you design an app that makes best use of a smartphone? You’ll find out in this step, along with some tips from the CEO of a mobile software company.

Summary?

You’ve reached the end of the first week. Let’s review the steps of the course so far.

Student Feedback

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Great course. It has put me on the platform to lean more about mobile apps and the design. Next for me is the coding.

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Material Includes

  • University of Leeds

Target Audience

  • This course is designed for people who have digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace.
  • This may include those studying for A-levels, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects.
  • The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.
  • You might also be interested in the other courses in the Digital Skills for the Workplace collection from the University of Leeds and the Institute of Coding.