2022 – Summer

App Design for Journalism (Session 1)

Course Number: SS1: JOUR-UA 302.001

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

Location: 20 Cooper Sq.

Instructor: Dana Morgan

Syllabus: Download

Albert Class Number: 2627

More than eight-in-ten Americans get news from digital devices and news apps. 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 from conception to final prototype. Topics include market research analysis, user experience (UX/UI) and product design, product life-cycle and prototyping. For the final project, you will sharpen your 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 necessary. You will be expected to be comfortable with using design software and should be willing to learn new technology skills.