App Design & Development

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 an 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.

  • Computer Science + AI
  • Software Development
  • Certificate
  • Foundation
  • Level
  • 13-18
SKU: SPCSD1c Category: Tag:

$99 USD

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App Design & Development

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 an 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.

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  • Computer Science + AI
  • Software Development
  • Certificate
  • Foundation
  • Level
  • 13-18
SKU: SPCSD1c Category: Tag:

$99 USD

Description

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 an 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.

This is a Digital Media Academy self-paced learning experience, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills through hands-on, project-based activities and interactive online excercises.

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • 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

Course content

Unit 1 – Code, Computers, Everywhere
Lesson 1: What do Computers Look Like and Where Can We Find Them?
Lesson 2: Introduction to Computer Programs
Lesson 3: What is a Computer Program
Lesson 4: Computers Solving Problems

Unit 2 – Think Like a Programmer
Lesson 5: Computational Thinking
Lesson 6: It’s All in the Details – Writing Steps in Order
Lesson 7: Complex Programs

Unit 3 – Coding and Debugging
Lesson 8: Introduction to Code
Lesson 9: Conditionals/If Statements
Lesson 10: Loops
Lesson 11: Debugging and Introduction to Blockly
Lessons 12-13: Blockly Maze Coding Games
Lessons 14-15: Optional Extensions

  • Computer or tablet with internet connection
  • App Lab account (free with code.org)
  • Paper, index cards, pens, pencils, markers

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