Learn about mobile design, development and creating mobile experiences, as well as bigger concepts related to mobile technology.
Understand the importance of mobile in the digital world
In 2018, over half of the global website traffic was generated through mobile phones. On this course, you will explore what mobile is, the growth of mobile technology and the benefits associated with it. You will discover why industry experts often refer to “mobile” as “mobility” and will find out about mobile products like tablets and wearable technology. You will explore what mobile design is by understanding key design concepts and development approaches which will help you to build an effective mobile app. We will also look at the ‘Internet of Things’ and explore some potential security issues.
What topics will you cover?
Week 1: The rise in mobile technology
- What is mobility?
- The benefits of mobility
- Mobile technology growth
- Wearable technology
Week 2: Mobility in practice
- Mobile design principles
- Building mobility - core development approaches
- The Internet of Things
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.
- Available now
- 12 October 2020
- 7 December 2020
- 1 February 2021
- 29 March 2021
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Describe what mobility is in the context of digital.
- Describe what mobile design is, including concepts such as wireframes.
- Describe what the 'Internet of Things' is and some of the benefits associated with it.
- Describe the growth of mobility and benefits associated with it.
- Identify seven principles of good mobile app design and the importance of effective design.
- Identify security risks related to the 'Internet of Things'.
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills, preparing to enter the workplace or looking to change careers. No prior experience or qualifications required.
Who developed the course?
Accenture Digital Skills is a free, interactive series of courses which help and prepare people to build the digital skills necessary to gain a job or start a business.
Accenture is offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:
- Unlimited access to this course.
- Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes.
- Tests to validate your learning.
- A PDF certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible.
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