Spring 2018 - IAT 359 D100

Mobile Computing (3)

Class Number: 12605

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
    SUR 3240, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 21, 2018
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    Completion of 48 units, including IAT 265 and one of IAT 267 or another IAT 200 level programming course.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to mobile computing and the development of applications for mobile environments. The three areas that will one covered in the course are mobile technologies, application development and user interaction in a mobile setting. Students will make used of mobile application frameworks and development environments to develop their own application and project, while reinforcing concepts covered in lecture. Topics covered include mobile development environments, user interfaces, user experience and application development guidelines, gesture recognition, location, sensors, and graphics, and other, as will be outlines in the weekly schedule.

COURSE DETAILS:

The course provides students with an introduction to mobile computing and the development of applications for mobile environments.

The three areas that will be covered in the course are mobile technologies, application development and user interaction in a mobile setting. Students will make use of mobile application frameworks and development environments to develop their own application and project, while reinforcing the concepts covered in the lectures. Topics covered include mobile development environments, user interfaces, user experience and application development guidelines, touch sensing, accelerometer-based gesture recognition, location, sensors, and graphics, and other, as will be outlined in the weekly schedule.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Design and implement computing applications considering characteristics of mobile computing in the context of mobile architecture
  • Apply application development guidelines to ensure a smooth user experience
  • Integrate sensor capabilities of smartphones to support user experience

Grading

  • Assignments 25%%
  • Participation 5%%
  • Quizzes 15%%
  • Programming Project 25%%
  • Exam 30%%

NOTES:

Learning Activities:
The course's learning activities include:

  • Weekly lectures
  • Course readings (textbook, canvas, electronic resources)
  • In-class workshop activities, exercises, worksheets
  • Quizzes
  • Online tutorials: Lynda.com
  • Assignments consisting of application of learned theory, problem solving and independent reading activities and research
  • Programming project
  • Final exam

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Reference Readings:

Equipment:

Android Device:
You are not required to have an Android Device.  Development can be done on the Android Emulator.  However there is no substitute for testing on a real device.  There are some Android dev phones and tablets available at the Library for checkout.

Course content (lecture slides, in-class activities, assignments, project) are available on Canvas

Registrar Notes:

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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS