The Complete Guide to Designing a Mobile App
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The Complete Guide to Designing a Mobile App

Build your audience with professionally designed, UX-friendly apps
3.9 (49 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
740 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2018
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This course includes
  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 28 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn basic design principles and tools you can build on for your apps
  • Learn the basics of prototyping
  • Learn how to explore your competition and leverage that to your advantage
  • Understand the differences between the two main platforms: Android & iOS
  • Know how to research your potential users and market to effectively target your app
  • Be able to plan, sketch, wireframe and design your own apps
  • Learn one of the leading design tools, Sketch, to make your ideas come to life
Requirements
  • A computer and an open mind!
  • Be able to download/use trial versions of Sketch, UXPin, Invision
  • Access to a Mac is ideal to follow along with Sketch and the App projects
Description

Welcome to The Complete Guide to Designing a Mobile App!

  • The number of app downloads worldwide in 2017 was 178.1 billion.

  • The average US user spends 5 hours per day on their mobile phone, primarily browsing apps and looking at websites.

  • In 2020 mobile apps are projected to generate 188.9 billion U.S. dollars($) in revenue via app stores and in-app advertising.

There are millions of apps out there to download, and (literally!) billions of dollars to be made by app creators. How do you make your app to stand out from the crowd? How do you get users for your app, and keep them?

One answer: GOOD APP DESIGN!


Why Learn App Design?

Many fantastic apps never find a big audience, and one key reason for that is that they're poorly designed.

A good design will make your app stand out from the crowd, and keep your users coming back for more!

There's a difference between building an app and designing it; it's the difference between an app that works perfectly, looks fantastic, and does exactly what it promises... and one that doesn't.

The more design work you put in to your app, the more successful your app will be.


Why Choose THIS Course?

With the same focus on practical learning that Rob Percival brings to his courses, in this course you'll get a brief overview of design principles before getting into the how to and learning by doing, with regular exercises and challenges to test and cement your learning. The first half of the course focuses on:

  • Design basics - learn simple (but devastatingly effective) design principles. Understand the differences between iOS and Android design systems, and what that means for your app.

  • Polishing your idea - tailor your app to your users, and stand out from the competition! Learn how to sketch out and wireframe an app idea, and see the difference this makes!

  • Information architecture - the backbone of any good app. The structure of your design is so important - learn the guiding principles of app and information architecture here!

  • Style - colour, font, icons, typography - everything you need to know!

  • Components & patterns - Help users navigate your app. Create forms, fields, notifications, animations and  more!

  • The user experience - make your app simple and intuitive and your users will love you. Learn how here.   

  • Design with Sketch - a complete guide to the hugely well regarded design software, Sketch.

As your skills increase and your confidence grows, you'll start work on three brilliant projects - designing and creating every element of the following apps!

  • An instagram app 

  • A food delivery app

  • A studio booking app

By the end of this course you'll know everything there is to know about app design, and also have three hugely impressive projects for your career portfolio!


Who's the Instructor?

This course is taught by Renata Phillippi, a lead UX designer with 10+ years industry experience. Renata specializes in information architecture, interaction design, usability and user research, and has worked with both multinational tech companies and small start ups. Renata is also a hugely experienced teacher - her lectures have been watched over 750,000 times across Linkedin Learning & Udemy!


Who's This Course For?

  • Beginners who have never designed an app before

  • Experienced creators who want to maximise the impact of their apps

  • Anyone who wants to learn app design tips, tricks and methods from an industry professional


So don't wait! Enroll now, and begin building better apps today!

(Also, you have 30 days to change your mind and get your money back, with absolutely no questions asked! So there's no risk!)

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone new to mobile app design!
  • Experienced app creators who want to significantly improve the look and impact of their apps
Course content
Expand all 85 lectures 07:37:04
+ Welcome
3 lectures 03:49

Welcome to the course! In this video, we'll discuss the course and what we'll be doing in it.

Preview 01:51
+ Design Basics
9 lectures 42:17
What is design?
03:18
Why Design Matters
05:26
User Experience vs UI
03:37
Design Principles
04:18
Understand Color Science and Theory
04:49
Understand Typography
07:25
Android vs iOS Design Philosophy
05:13
Design Elements
03:16
Design for Mobile; Beyond the Phone
04:55
+ Discovery to Solid Idea
6 lectures 26:48
Idea Mapping
03:45
How to do User Research
04:17
How to do Competitive Research
05:06
Sketching out an Idea
04:25
Wireframing and User Flows
05:08
Test, Iterate, Repeat
04:07
+ Information Architecture, the bones of your app
5 lectures 21:35
Information Architecture
03:35
Mobile Architecture
05:06
App Layout Principles
06:01
Designing for Different Resolutions
03:51
Gestures
03:02
+ Style
5 lectures 13:55
Color
03:19
Icons
02:07
Imagery
01:40
Typography
02:51
Writing
03:58
+ Components & Patterns
12 lectures 58:47
Navigation
04:26
UI Controls & Common Patterns
06:52
Notifications
03:01
Fields and forms
08:54
Animation & Motion
04:56
Cards
03:19
Progress Indicators
06:44
Lists
03:33
Tables
03:03
Errors
04:55
Offline States
04:15
Search
04:49
+ Bring it Together
5 lectures 27:22
Onboarding
04:37
Discoverability
03:19
Accessibility
05:03
UI Sound
09:46
Overview of Design Systems
04:37
+ Design with Sketch
8 lectures 01:06:40
Sketch Overview
08:39
Artboards & Templates
09:23
Ui Kits
05:06
Creating your own symbols
16:02
Plugins
03:13
Libraries
09:05
Sketch Mirror
02:59
+ Design an Instagram Clone
4 lectures 22:23

In this video, we'll cover our first project for this course which is an Instagram clone.

Preview 08:13
Visual Design: Home
05:10
Visual Design: Profile
05:04
Visual Design: Search
03:56
+ Design a Food Delivery App
12 lectures 01:33:24
Order Flow Overview
09:33
Order Cart Solution
08:13
Delivery and Payment Solution
05:36
Order Confirmation Solution
08:33
Login/Sign Up Overview
02:34
Login/Sign Up Solution
17:29
Restaurant Listings Overview
01:22
Restaurant Listings Solution
18:38
Details & Reviews Overview
00:59
Restaurant Details Solution
10:21
Reviews Page Solution
09:21