Mobile Systems Fundamentals
- 5 ECTS
On the basis of
The course will assume knowledge and experience with web standards at the level of IMT1291 Web design.
Expected learning outcomes
After successfully completing this course, the students will know the characteristics, including the limitations and possibilities of modern smartphone devices. They will also have knowledge about how the open web standards and technologies is adapted to - and can be used to present information on modern smartphone and tablet devices. The students will also know more about the key accessibility challenges that users of small-screen devices face, and how to design web-based user interfaces for these kinds of devices.
After completing this course, the students will be able to participate in a range of projects where creating, adapting or evaluating solutions for small-screen mobile devices is involved.
- The brief history of mobile technology
- Attributes of modern smartphone and tablet computers
- Web-based content versus custom apps for mobile devices
- Accessibility and Universal design in a mobile context
- Fundamentals of UI-design on a small screen
Net Support Learning
Teaching Methods (additional text)
Student will work individually to solve exercises throughout the course, but will also be required to provide constructive feedback to their peers in order to qualify for the final exam.
Lecture notes, e-lectures and other types of e-learning material will be offered through Fronter. Communication between the teachers and the students, and among the students, will be facilitated through Fronter.
Form(s) of Assessment
Written exam, 3 hours
Evaluation of Project(s)
Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)
- Written exam (60%)
- Assessment of two project reports (40%)
- Each part must be individually approved of.
Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)
The course will have internal and external examiners both on projects and written exam.
English translation dictionary.
Mobile Technologies - From Telecommunications to Media, Routledge, 2009. ISBN 978-0-415-87843-2
The course will require access to a smartphone or a tablet device that includes a web browser and supports the current web standards and open formats. GUC have a few devices that the students may borrow, but for the best possible learning outcome the students are asked to bring their own devices.