Web & Mobile Design

Course Description

Students use principles of visual and interaction design to create high-fidelity web and mobile application prototypes. The course covers wireframing, layout, typography, responsive media and design, animation, mobile-first design, frameworks. Students practice skills and principles needed to create front-end web and application designs.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate design considerations of digital products
  • Acquire additional skills & techniques in digital design
  • Apply high-fidelity design concepts to other projects
  • Understand industry processes for design and development
  • And add a couple projects to your portfolio


Aug 26

What is Design?

Wikipedia says: “A design is a plan or specification for the construction of an object or system or for the implementation of an activity or process, or the ...

Sep 02

The Design Process

Processes change team to team and over time, but the general structure remains. Starting with an area to explore, some might call this a problem space or gro...

Sep 09

Responsive Design

Responsive design or responsive web design is a design approach that looks at making web pages render nicely across a variety of device and window sizes. Thi...

Sep 16

Design Systems

A design system is a set of rules, templates and components which aims to help accelerate the designing and building of software products. A design system is...

Sep 23

Hi-Fi & Detailing

Creating crisp and sharp designs help you convey your design objectives more clearly. High Fidelity detailed work bring this to the forefront through the use...

Sep 30

Theory & Execution

We have spend the last several weeks talking about design theory, principles, frameworks and methodology. Now lets get deep into how we apply these principle...

Oct 07

The Role of Storytelling

The role of storytelling and presenting your work is key to many industries, including ours. Storytelling helps you audience connect with the impact of what ...

Oct 14

📚 No Class

Best of luck on all your midterms! Look forward to reviewing your projects.

Oct 21

Guest Lecture + Design Crit

Adding some outside prespective to our midterm projects today special guess Susanna Zlotnikov joining us:Susanna Zlotnikov, MDes (Senior Service Design Resea...

Oct 28

Prototyping & Interactions

Prototype can help you answer meaningful user questions throughout the design process from paper prototypes to high fidelity very polished prototypes that mi...

Nov 04

Content Design

Content is king, a phrase we have all heard before but what does that mean when designing interfaces? How does content play a role in the design of an interf...

Nov 11

Design + Dev Collaboration

Working with developers is a key part of shipping a product. Learning and considering technical underpinnings is a necessary part of the design process, but ...

Nov 18

🃏 Wildcard

Today’s class will be a wildcard. Talking through open question and exploring topics of interest that you all have had through the course.

Nov 25

🦃 No Class

Have a great thanksgiving break!

Dec 02

Guest Lecture + Design Crit

As we wrap up the semester today we will also have a special guest Ceda Verbakel:I currently work at the technology investment and innovation arm of a large ...

Dec 09

No Class

Best of luck on your finals! Look forward to seeing the final projects!