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SIT120 - Introduction to Apps Design

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Henry Larkin





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The unit teaches foundation concepts and skills related to mobile app design and development. Students will learn the various ways that app ideas are conceptualised, marketed and monetized. Students will analyse existing mobile apps in different categories, and evaluate the type of design and technological choices used to solve user problems. Students will also gain an understanding of different technologies and how they are put together in the context of mobile apps. There will also be discussion of various backend technologies, mobile UI design, mobile platforms as well as the mobile apps industry.


Six weekly research tasks (10% each) 60%, project 30%, unit summary report 10%

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