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All workshops take place in person at the Smart Factory classroom in Minneapolis.

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Mobile App Design

Design native mobile applications that are beautiful, compelling, and clear. Discover how to creatively work inside (and outside!) the constraints and established patterns on iOS and Android.

Creating great mobile experiences requires a shift in design thinking. Designers need to understand and embrace the mobile lifestyle, keep their eye bent towards interactions and gestures and away from static experiences, and develop a comprehensive knowledge of established and emerging interface patterns. Students of the Mobile App Design course will learn how to design native mobile applications that are beautiful, compelling, and clear. You will discover how to creatively work inside (and outside!) the constraints and established patterns on Apple and Android platforms to design elegant, effective apps.

Mobile App Design

What will I learn?

We will focus on the following topics:

  • Platform UI guidelines
  • Typography + Designing for content
  • Transitions & Interactions
  • Performance in design
  • Emotion in design
  • Design and production tools & techniques

Who should take this course?

This program is for experienced designers who are proficient in web and/or print design, but would like to apply those skills to mobile interfaces.

Prerequisites

Students should have experience designing websites and/or web interfaces. A laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed and ready to use is required.