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Mobile App Development Professional Certificate

The Mobile App Development Certificate provides skills and competencies in user experience design, programming, scripting and mobile app development. Students will focus on developing and programming mobile interactive media, creating virtual and augmented reality experiences and designing user-centered interactions. This certificate also includes instruction in prototyping, troubleshooting and scripting applications in integrated development environments, developing immersive experiences in game engines and creating participant-centered experiences through design thinking. These instructor-led courses are taught by industry experts and students learn through hands-on application of real-world examples and concepts. Completing this certificate empowers learners to pursue employment opportunities in multiple industries such as app development, augmented and virtual reality and product development.

Certificate Courses

App Design with Swift Programming

Build your own mobile apps and launch your coding career by learning Swift, a powerful and intuitive programming language. During…
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Developing Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps

The augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. Augmented and virtual reality technologies are rapidly…
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UX/UI Design Essentials

Understand how to develop a successful, customized design experience by understanding user-centered interactions. During this course, you will be introduced…
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Lauren Liss

Lauren Liss is a professor in the Interactive Arts and Media Department. She teaches interface design, interaction theory, user experience and usability, and collaborative development. She also runs an interaction design company, *goodspark, which focuses on content management systems and usability analysis for small businesses, with a specialization in women-owned businesses and creative firms.

Liss received her Masters in Education, Learning Design and Leadership, New Learning, from the University of Illinois, where she studied knowledge acquisition and educational theory through the lens of usability and technology.

Course: UX/UI Design Essentials

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Austin McCasland

Austin McCasland is a VR/AR product designer and UX developer based out of San Francisco. He espouses a design-focused approach to VR/AR development and believes that having a solid process for creating products can give anyone superpowers. Most recently, Austin designed, developed and released a mobile AR application (Paint Space AR) which was named one of the best iOS apps of 2017 by Apple. In his spare time you can find Austin in the woodshop, playing video games or hunting down good music.

Austin’s undergraduate degree is in interactive sculptural new media, and he has a Masters degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University.

Austin’s Work:
https://yvr.design/sharing-vr-creations-with-the-world-db3e7d12b34
https://yvr.design/creating-a-great-ar-painting-experience-paint-space-edc1b7ec43a4
http://www.austastic.com/

Course: Developing Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps

"The insight of the experience my instructor has on the VR and AR industry had been eye opening to say the least.”

— Columbia Online Student
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Matthew Steinke

Matthew Steinke is an artist, musician, designer and developer. Over the past two decades, he has produced interactive content for Atmosphere Proximity, RGA, Viacom, Ogilvy, The Girl Scouts of America, The Fun Fun Fun Fest, Charles Schwab and Cramer Krasselt among others. His professional practice reflects his broad experience in a variety of roles including programmer, animator, designer, engineer and project manager.

Steinke has also produced several experimental media artworks involving robotic musical instruments for installations and performances for which he has toured across Europe, Canada and the US. His personal work and research explores the intersection of artificial intelligence, psychology and narrative as a way to generate new forms of machine behavior for musical expression.

Course: App Design with Swift Programming

“I have been trying to teach myself iOS development for a long time. I needed the structure of this class to actually stick with it. I also liked having the added motivation and structure of working toward having a functioning App at the end of class which added purpose to each step of the App development process.”

— Keith M., Columbia Online Student

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