Communicating with Mobile Technology

Schematic image showing the phone application development cycle.

 The application development cycle. (Image by Frank Bentley.)


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Spring 2011



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Students work in small collaborative design teams to propose, build, and document a semester-long project focused on mobile applications for cell phones. Additional assignments include creating several small mobile applications such as context-aware mobile media capture and games. Students document their work through a series of written and oral proposals, progress reports, and final reports. This course covers the basics of J2ME and explores mobile imaging and media creation, GPS location, user-centered design, usability testing, and prototyping. Java experience is recommended.

Edward Barrett, and Frank Bentley. 21W.789 Communicating with Mobile Technology, Spring 2011. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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