Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Jul-Aug: Designing Mobile Experiences: Building a Mobile Web App for your Library (UW-Madison iSchool)

July 28 - August 22
1.4 CEUs/ 14 TLEUs

Usage of the mobile platform continues to grow and mature. In May 2013, The Pew Internet and American Life project reported that 63% of adult cell owners now use their phones to go online. Increasingly, mobile browsing activity is no longer limited to simple "on the go" tasks and interactions. With over 1/2 of American adults driving the mobile expectation, developing for all types of devices and mobile settings is becoming a requirement. During this course, we will examine what it means to build and design for the mobile web and how these practices can inform standard web development and design practices. Our emphasis will be on the creation of a working mobile web app and a series of readings to ground our understanding of what it means to design and develop for the mobile setting.