New course updates! This course was updated in November 2020 with new learning content, examples, resources and lesson plans to help you and your students get started with mobile app design and Adobe XD. For participants part-way through the course as of November 4th, both the former and new assignments will be acceptable for graduation. 

“A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good.” - Martin LeBlanc

Help your students design their future

User experience (UX) design, of which Mobile app design is a derivative, is one of the most transferable and in-demand skill sets you can imagine. Every product and service that we consume - from appliances to entertainment - has to be designed at some level, and the most effective examples have the end user in mind throughout the whole process. UX designers work with their users to create designs iteratively, which speaks to a broader, audience-focused methodology that can be applied to almost any discipline.

We’ve chosen to focus on mobile app design because it’s a topic that students find automatically engaging and relatable to their own lives. However, through this medium students also gain the skills and tools to design any experience by identifying and designing human-centered solutions to their users’ problems. By teaching your students the principles of designing and creating effective mobile applications, you’re not only giving them a valuable digital skill, but also helping them to understand an audience and develop vital iterative design and collaboration skills relevant to any industry.

Engage your students with custom learning experiences

Understanding the fundamentals of designing mobile apps is important for any educator who wants an easy way to help their students engage with any subject. It’s never been easier to spark creativity and capture the imagination of your students, while also helping them to build important digital skills relevant to any future career.

Everything in this course, from video tutorials to lesson plans and resources, is perfect for assigning directly to your students. Or, if you prefer, you could even use our materials as inspiration to create your own lesson plans and projects that speak directly to your students.

Develop your own creative skills

This course doesn’t just provide you with enriching creative projects for your students. It also aims to help you, as an educator, to enrich your creative skillset and deepen your knowledge.

The course will focus on Adobe XD, an industry-standard creative tool for designing and building powerful digital experiences for any audience. After taking this course, you will understand how to use Adobe XD to create and assign engaging classroom activities, and inspire students across all content areas.

After taking this course, you, as an educator, will:

  • Understand the basic principles of Adobe XD and learn creative techniques to enhance your workflow
  • Gain knowledge from experienced professionals
  • Apply this new knowledge to your own classroom context
  • Gain access to resources to help you create engaging opportunities for your students

Enroll now to get accredited for your professional development

In this course,  we’ll introduce you to the essentials of creating effective mobile app experiences with Adobe XD, and explore a variety of key techniques that you can learn, master and teach in your own classroom. You will hear from expert educators and see many examples of activities you can immediately apply to any classroom context.

The learning content in this course will take about 2 hours, and includes an optional assignment. By completing the assignment and marking this course as complete, you will receive a digital badge and a certificate for 2 hours of accredited professional learning.

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