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Development for Mobile, Wearable and Smart Devices 6 credits

Course Contents

The course continues the subject of user experience design by first focusing on high-fidelity prototypes and wire-frames for mobile and wearable devices. After introducing the technology of connected devices, the focus shifts to the design for smart devices, and cross-device interactions.
The development part starts with the recapitulation of object-oriented programming in JavaScript. Cross-platform development of mobile applications is introduced next with the help of mobile application frameworks and libraries such as PhoneGap and Parse. It includes building a mobile application being able to manage user accounts, store data, and use different services provided by the mobile device platform.
The topics covered in the course include:- user experience design for mobile, wearable and smart devices
- high-fidelity prototypes and wire-frames
- IoT (Internet of Things) – the technology of connected devices
- embedded device design
- user experience design for connected products and cross-device interactions
- object-oriented programming in JavaScript, UML class and sequence diagrams
- cross-platform development of mobile applications with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
- mobile application frameworks with Foreign Function Interface (FFI)
- building a CRUD Application (Create-Read-Update-Delete)
- integrating applications with social web APIs
- location detection, camera access and user management


Passed courses at least 90 credits within the major subject in Informatics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Interaction Design (with relevant courses in web programming), and completed course User Experience Design, 6 credits. Proof of English proficiency is required.

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: TDWS26
The course is conducted at: School of Engineering

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Study type
Autumn 2017: Oct 09 - Jan 14
Rate of Study
Course coordinator
Peter Larsson-Green
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
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