For May 11, 2017

  • Iterate on both your app and add on based on feedback and user testing. You’ll present both to outside critics for your final presentation.
  • Post any and all of your assignments on the blog that you have not yet. Everything should be posted before class starts. As always, if it’s not on the blog, you don’t get credit.

For May 4, 2017

  • Choose your own add on. Create an AppleTV, Apple Watch, iMessage, or Voice design for your app. Both groups 1 & 2 will present next week.
  • Double check that all of your work is on the blog. If it’s not on the blog, you don’t get credit. For your group work, you can post it under one person, just make sure both people are mentioned.
  • You need to have at least 2 total #thursdayplays/#thursdayapps posts

For April 13, 2017

  • Work with your partner to prepare wireframes and paper prototypes for your app
    • As a reminder, you Project 3 app can be either a phone or a tablet app on any topic.
  • Group 1 will present their wireframes
  • Groups 1 and 2 will have time to do paper prototyping


Here’s the overall plan for Project 3:

April 13-
Project 3 Wireframes 1- Group 1
Paper prototypes

April 20-
Project 3 Wireframes 1- Group 2
Paper prototypes

April 27-
Project 3 Designs- Groups 1 & 2
Digital prototypes

May 4-
Choose your own add on- Groups 1 & 2- AppleTV, Apple Watch, iMessage, or Voice

May 11-
Project 3 final presentation with guest crits

For April 6, 2017

  • Take your learnings from paper prototyping and critique and create a design for your AppleTV app.
  • Show your designs at scale on the TV. Feel free and use Marvel if you’d like, or just do a flat design.
  • Post 2-3 user insights from paper prototyping when you post your designs on the blog.

Midterms will be coming this week. Contact me with any questions.

For March 16, 2017

For next week:

For project 2, you’ll be adapting your project 1 concept for the AppleTV.  Everyone will present wireframes of their AppleTV app.

AppleTV Parsons 2017 Lecture


I will base your midterm grades off of the work for project 1, and work only counts if it’s on the blog.

Completely optional:

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For March 9, 2017

Take what you have learned from critique and digital prototyping and create a final iteration of your Project 1 app. Prepare a presentation to give to outside critics. You don’t need to show every iteration that you made along the way, just your final concept; it would be nice to call out things reasons that you ended where you did, due to things you learned when doing paper and digital prototyping.

  • Post your final iteration presentation with your design and marvel (or other prototyping tool) link to the blog.
  • Note 3 things that you changed from things you learned when doing digital prototyping.
  • Duplicate instead of working in the same Marvel prototype so that your initial version is kept intact.

As a reminder:

  • To get credit for your work, you need to post it on the blog
  • You should have posted:
    • Wireframes and app map
    • Digital design/digital prototype with changes made from paper prototyping
    • At least one #thursdayplay

AppleTV Parsons 2017

For March 2, 2017

  • Iterate on your visual design . Group 2 will present their designs in class.
  • Iterate on your digital prototype to test during class using Marvel or another digital prototyping tool of your choice. Please duplicate your prototype instead of editing the original one, that way I can look back at each iteration.
  • If you didn’t do it last week, note 3 things that you changed in this iteration due to things you learned from paper prototyping with users to get credit for doing your paper prototyping.

App Economics Parsons 2017

On March 9, both groups 1 & 2 will present their final iterations of Project 1 for outside critics. The syllabus has been updated to accommodate the snow day.