Fundamentals of Mobile Apps Design

online short course

R8 400.00 R6 720.00

course fees

9 weeks


4 - 5 hours

effort per week



Welcome to our Fundamentals of Mobile App Design Online Short Course. This course is aimed to equip you with the tools to help you in your app journey from taking a simple idea and translating it into a tangible blueprint that you can then build. Apps are an expensive investment and it takes careful planning and strategy before you can start building or developing anything. We will also cover some of the technology options that you can consider but ultimately the heart of any app is the user experience and product offering. By the end of this course, you would have taken that app idea and translated it into something tangible that can be pitched to potential investors or to your business units.

why should you enrol for this course?

You may have an app idea or are possibly looking at developing apps in your current business environment, but have no idea where to start. Whichever one it is, this course will give you an overview of the fundamentals that are required for taking an app idea that is in your head, and formally conceptualising it before you go ahead and make a massive development investment. The app journey is not a once-off cost, it is an investment and requires careful planning, structure, and market research. If you are a startup and looking for funding, you will also be equipped with the tools to take that app idea and translate it into something that you can present to potential investors.

0 | Orientation Module

1 | Developing an App Strategy

2 | Establishing a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) Offering

3 | App User Experience (UX): Part 1

4 | App Interface Design

5 | App Development Approaches

6 | Data Manipulation and Data Query Language

7 | Bringing it All Together

8 | Wrap up

course video

Lynette Hundermark

course author

With over 17 years of experience in the tech, digital marketing and mobile solutions space, Lynette Hundermark co-founded specialist mobile solutions consultancy Useful & Beautiful. With a passion for developing mobile products that are aligned to business goals, Lynette’s appetite for keeping abreast of the latest industry trends is fast establishing her as an expert tech commentator and opinion leader in Africa. She is also regarded as one of the top 30 most influential women in South Africa digital marketing. Lynette’s experience spans the retail, financial and entertainment sectors, where she has developed a myriad of different mobile solutions for the likes of bidorbuy, Hollard, Old Mutual and EyeWitness News.

Online Course Facilitator

This online short learning programme will be facilitated by an industry subject matter expert, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge throughout the programme. Your Online Course Facilitator will contribute to Discussion Forums and provide you with in-depth feedback on all your assessments.

What will you need?
Basic requirements To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word. Please note: Google and YouTube may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
How will you learn?
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
  • Work through all your interactive course notes
  • Review supplementary resources
  • Apply what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts and infographics
  • Collaborate and interact with your fellow participants via the discussion forum
What will you gain?
On the successful completion of this short learning programme, you will get the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our Online Campus. All your course assessments and submissions will be available to you in your course handbook. Your course handbook will be made available once you commence your short learning programme. Your Certificate of Competence will be issued in your registered name and couriered to you at no additional cost.
Academic and Technical Support
With the freedom that online education brings, Damelin Future Studies students can upskill in their own time, from almost anywhere on earth. Well, anywhere where the internet is accessible, that is. But although our students may roam far and wide, they are never far out of our mind. Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

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