As part of the final project in the Interactive Media 2 course, Digital Media students worked in teams to design and develop mobile apps.
The project provided students with a detailed breakdown of the process of app development from concept to delivery.
Taught by associate lecturer Li Ping Thong from the School of Media and Communication, the course provided students with a detailed walkthrough of the process of app development, from concept to delivery.
Taking both user experience and user interface as essential considerations, students brainstormed innovative app ideas and conducted detailed research to determine target user needs.
Students constructed wireframes, and designed user interface, before putting the final pieces together through coding. Each team also produced a website to feature their app.
Participating in this project enabled students to think as design practitioners, work collaboratively and gain useful hands-on experience of different areas in app development.
One of the apps completed as a final project was Budgie, created by students Edwin Ang Ding Hou, Sarah Lin, Nicholas Roche and Jing Tang. Budgie is a fun app to keep track of user’s finances that targets young users.
Users can set monthly goals and enter daily transactions. Budgie’s mood (the character) would change, depending on user’s current balance.
Some teams will be developing their apps after the semester has ended, before making it available on the Apple app store or Google Playstore.