Welcome back!

I'm sure many of you feel like this bear cub this week^^ 

I hope that all of you had a great winter break! Happy New Years to you. Let's get 2017 off to a good start!!

Today is an exciting day :)

Today you begin developing your app with the the team you on!

But first, let’s understand how apps


Today we will get an understanding of app design outside of the technical “coding” elements.

Today we will dive into User Experience (UX) and Interface.

UX is defined as: the overall experience of a person using a product such as a website or app, in terms of how easy or pleasing it is to use.

**think of all the screens, colors, and design  of how an app looks when you use it**

It is important to note that just because an app is coded well, does not mean it will be something people will want to use. Just as important as coding is for the app, making the app fun and engaging is also important. 

Today we will  complete a worksheet that will allow you to take an in-depth look at apps you enjoy, to understand why you enjoy them and how they change the world.

Click the link to the worksheet. It will show you the Microsoft Word Document- Click download. *If there are any issues, the document is also on SLACK.*

Please complete the worksheet either individually or as a group.

Look up apps you like online (visit their website, read reviews, etc.), on youtube (watch videos about the app), or look at the app on your phone.


Answer the questions on the worksheet, below are details on the questions asked:

Who is the target audience/user?

  • Think about the types of people who use the app:

    • How old are they

    • Do they all live in a certain location

    • What do these people have in common

What problem does the app address?

  • What needs do the users have

  • What problem is affecting the users on a day-to-day basis

How does the app address the problem?

  • What makes the app successful

  • Why are people engaged with it

  • What makes the app unique

How could you imagine improving the app?

  • What additional functions could it have

  • How could it be easier to use

hen you are finished, please upload to slack or email to: emmanuel@codexprogram.com

A key takeaway from this project: All apps have a social focus. They all try to resolve a problem, whether it be boredom or world hunger.

Think about the problem you app will solve, and you will work together as a team to design a solution :)