2021 – Summer

Mobile Design for Journalism Apps (Session 1)

Course Number: SS1: JOUR-UA 302.001

Day & Time: Mon/Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Online

Instructor: Dana Morgan

Albert Class Number: 2912

In this hands-on course, you will gain skills needed to create well-designed and useful mobile journalism apps. You will design an innovative mobile news app step-by-step from conception to final prototype, which will then be presented to the entire class. Topics include market research analysis, user experience and product design, product life-cycle and prototyping. For the final project, you will sharpen your technology and entrepreneurship skills by designing an innovative news app which can be a single publisher app (similar to New York Times), aggregator (similar to Apple News), social media app (similar to Twitter) or a local and community news-based app.

Prior experience is not assumed, nor is it necessary. You will be expected to be comfortable with using design software and should be willing to learn new technology skills.