Title

Using Interdisciplinary Teams in a Mobile Application Development Course

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges

Publication Date

5-2013

Volume

28

Issue

5

First Page

85

Last Page

93

Abstract

Due to the overwhelming popularity of smartphones and tablets, many computing departments are introducing mobile application development (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, etc.) courses into their curriculum. Art and Design departments are also equipping their students to design graphics for this growing market. This paper describes an experiment combining undergraduate computer science and graphic design students on interdisciplinary teams to develop Android applications. After spending the semester developing the apps, students were asked to reflect on their experiences. The responses have been analyzed and the outcomes from the experiment are being shared. It is hoped the findings in this paper will aid other instructors who are thinking about merging the talents of graphic design and computer science students to develop software.

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