/Creating a Great User Experience for Mobile Apps

Provided by: University of Leeds

Course Area: All areas

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 20201026

Subjects: Cloud Computing, Coding, Computational Thinking, Computer Science, Creative Technology, Digital Education, Digital Media, Information Technology, Internet of Things, Javascript, Knowledge Management, Networks, Software Engineering, Web Applications, Web Development, Web Science

Price: Under £500

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

News, shopping, banking, social media; most of us have multiple mobile apps on our smartphones, but how are they made and what makes a good one? Dive into the world of app design with the Institute of Coding and learn how to create a great user experience. You’ll hear from industry professionals on how they go about designing and building apps for their users. You’ll also have the opportunity to produce clickable prototypes from your own sketches and create your own app.


This course is part of the An Introduction to Coding and Design  program of online courses, which aims to teach you how apps and websites are made and designed and improve your skills in coding, app design and UX. This program is part of the Digital Skills for the Workplace collection designed to teach you essential digital and professional skills required for the modern workplace.


This course is hosted by FutureLearn. It can be started at any time after the advertised date and is available now.

Who is this course for

This course is designed for young people who have digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace.


This may include those studying for A-levels, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects.


The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.

What will I learn

In this course you will:

  • Identify the features of a smartphone that influence the design of an app
  • Describe how interactive and visual features contribute to great user experience of apps
  • Discuss the various roles and stages necessary to make a mobile app
  • Identify and describe a simple problem that an app could solve
  • Design screens and architecture of a mobile app using pen, paper and your own smartphone
  • Produce clickable prototypes from your sketches and test them
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