For February 1, 2018

  • Review the syllabus to understand class expectations and what we’re doing this semester.

Create a blog post with:

  • 3 things you didn’t know from the Apple HIG or the Material Design Guidelines
  • A selfie and a short bio
  • An app map and detailed wire frames: Using you sketches from class, create an app map and wireframe for your app. You may use hand drawn or create digital wireframes. Group 1 will present. Each person will have about 10 minutes to present and get feedback.
  • Both groups should create paper prototypes to test next week: print your detailed wireframes at phone size to test. Digital prototypes are NOT to be used.

From class today:

Class protocol things:

  • Register for the blog and make your blog username your real name (first or first + last name)
  • Start posting #thursdayapps. You need to post at least one before midterm, and one between midterm and the end of the semester.
  • You can put everything from each week into one blog post
  • Your work only counts if it’s on the blog.

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.