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Mobile Application Experiences Part 2: Mobile App Design

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX

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Overview

Want to create the next big app, grounded in the needs of real users? This course will teach you Human Computer Interaction (HCI) methods to better understand current behavior in a domain, and then design, develop, and deploy your own application.

This module will take you from an application idea through the creation of a paper prototype and a usability evaluation to validate initial usability of your concept. 

Completion of Mobile Application Experiences Part 1 is not required. You can begin this module with an idea you have had on your own.

This course is part of a five-part Mobile Application Experiences series:

Syllabus

Module 1: Understanding a Domain
Week 1: Studying a Domain
Week 2: Identifying Themes and Market Gaps
Week 3: Proposing a Novel Application
 
Module 2: Mobile Design
Week 1: From Use Cases to Screens
Week 2: Paper and Interactive Prototyping
Week 3: Usability Testing
 
Module 3: Building Mobile Applications
Week 1: Getting Started on Android and iOS
Week 2: Mobile Location and Networking
Week 3: Instrumentation and Logging / Poster Session
 
Module 4: Understanding Use
Week 1: Quantitative Methods: Logging, A/B Testing
Week 2: Qualitative Methods: Field and Diary Studies
Week 3: Analyzing Data: Case Study
 
Module 5: Reporting Research Findings
Week 1: Writing a CHI-style paper
Week 2: Submit paper
 
 
 
 

Taught by

Frank Bentley and Ed Barrett

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