Build your own App

Are you crazy about apps too? I am! I have apps on my phone for chatting, gaming, taking pictures and to watch videos. So, in this series we’re going to build an app ourselves! You are going to think of an app, design the screens, build the app and then test it. The best thing to do is to start with mission 1 and then do all the missions one by one. This way you discover how real designers and engineers create things: the Engineering Design Process.

Supply List Download Printables

Missions

Introduction

In this course you are not only going to think up and design an app… You are going to build it!

Mission 1 – Come Up with an App

In this mission you are going to come up with an app yourself. You do this using the design canvas: an overview with al the information you need to start designing your app.

Mission 2 – Design your App

In this mission we’re going to design your app. We are going to draw and work out screen by screen. This way we know exactly what we have to start building in the next mission.

Mission 3 – Build your App (iPhone/iPad)

First, you are going to digitize all the screens that you have designed (by taking pictures from them) and then you’re going to link them so that you actually can click through your app.

Mission 3 – Build your App (Android)

First, you are going to digitize all the screens that you have designed (by taking pictures from them) and then you’re going to link them so that you actually can click through your app.

Mission 4 – Test your App

In this mission you are going to research your app and test it with a test person. To do that you are going to have to start an investigation and do some research.

Conclusion

In the missions you discovered a way in which real designers, inventors and engineers create things: the Engineering Design Process.

Educator Materials

 Download Materials