2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ISYS 120 - Principles of App Design

Credits: 3
The movement of more and more information to mobile applications and technology has changed the human perspective of the world and our interactions with each other. Understanding the design of apps and how to root them in real world problems becomes an exercise. However, despite the new technology, foundational principles of design are held as a way to continuously improve on the design to produce a more engaging and effective experience. Storyboarding is a visual way of developing an application’s user interface prior to undergoing any development activities. Coupled with sketching, mockups, and prototypes, a person building an application can test and refine their ideas using less time and effort. This course serves as an introduction to the technique of storyboarding, including organizing a project’s content and arranging it in a visual format utilizing standard tools while holding to fundamental design principles in terms of color, layout, and typography. This course also aims to illustrate the benefits, consequences, and changes that have occurred and continue to occur as technology becomes more integrated in our lives.