App day 2

Last week, Ric Gravina and myself returned to the University of Lincoln to hold another ‘App day’ with 2nd year students on the BA Graphic Design course.

Like last time, we asked them to come up with a new app concept in just one day. After a briefing and inspiration session, in small groups, the students had to concept, wireframe, design and create a simple prototype before pitching their idea at the end of the day.

Again we were really impressed with the students and their ideas. The winning team came up with an app called ‘Dispute’ in which a group of users can settle an argument or decide whose turn it is to buy a round of drinks for example, by playing series of quick fire games against each other.

Other concepts included various apps to manage food and drink in your fridge, including keeping on top of expiry dates, automatically reordering groceries and recipes to make use of left over ingredients. There was also an app to manage student house budgets, a food allergy checker, an app to discover new bar and nightclubs and a couple of games.

We hope to catch up with the students early next year to see if any of them will look to develop their ideas further.