App Design

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Updated on Aug 22, 2013

Smartphone applications are so popular that Apple currently sells more than 300,000 apps from its online app store. An app can be an interactive game, a navigational device, a business software package, or just about anything else you can imagine. This project allows you to get a head start in the growing app design field by designing your own app for popular smartphones.

Problem:

How can one learn more about app design by creating a new app or making improvements to an old one?

Materials:

  • Computer with Internet access
  • Color printer
  • Digital camera
  • Typical office/hobby/hardware/craft supplies (paper, poster board, glue, etc.).
  • A smartphone

Procedure

  1. Read overview of relevant topics (see bibliography below)
  2. Address all of the terms and research questions mentioned here.
  3. Search and print out interesting images relevant to your topic.
  4. Design your own app from scratch, OR by modifying an existing app.
  5. Build the app you designed.
  6. Have a number of people test your new app.
  7. Contact potential buyers and market your new app.
  8. Describe your new app and how it was built in a detailed report.
  9. Include photos, diagrams, and demonstrations in your science fair display.
Judee Shipman is a Bay Area Educational Consultant and professional writer of quality educational materials. Her recent writing credits include Top50States.com (a popular and entertaining website about states), and a book called The Portable Chess Coach (Cardoza, 2006), currently available in stores.

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