Introduction to App Design and Mobile Computing

91.108 Computer Science & 70.108 Studio Art

Fred Martin (Computer Science),
Karen Roehr (Art),

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This course is an introduction to design principles of applications (“apps”) that run on mobile devices (smart phones and tablet computers). The course will focus on the elements of graphic communication, software interaction design, and computational thinking. Students will gain theoretical knowledge and design skills in these domains by building a series of apps that run on the Android platform using MIT App Inventor software. The course will also include discussion of societal impacts of computing.

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