Even if you've never coded before, App Designer Studio will help you design and develop an app that you can share with others. You'll also learn how to pitch and market your app to a target audience.
In App Designer Studio students will design, create, and market an app that meets the needs of a defined user group. Through this app development process, Explorers will explore the different roles of app developers, UI/UX designers, marketers, and coders while also exploring the diverse range of applications created for mobile devices including social networks, health informatics, sports science, fintech, resource sharing, and recommendation algorithms.
Students will utilize essential principles of design to identify a need, develop understanding of users, build a user profile, and incorporate these ideas into a successful app build. After Exploring how App Lab works through a variety of lessons and mini-projects, students will create a prototype of their app and submit this to users for testing. User feedback will be incorporated to improve the user experience and interface. After refining the app, students will create a marketing pitch to ‘sell’ it, identifying an audience and creating a pitch to sell it.
This process and the increasing accessibility of coding interfaces like App Lab make it possible for people of all ages to design and create digital tools that can transform many aspects of our daily lives - from Exploring languages to addressing social issues.
- Explore and use the design thinking process to design an app for a targeted group of users - Ideate, prototype, test, build and share
- Use App Lab to design and program an app
- Design a marketing pitch for a targeted group of users
- Think computationally to deconstruct and plan the steps necessary to build their app