Apps for Good Awards 2015: Shining a spotlight on students’ technical skills

The dust is just about settling on the Apps for Good Awards 2015 but we’re still excited by the quality and skill demonstrated by the student teams. During the Apps for Good course students build lots of tech and life skills, but today we’re focusing on some of the UX and marketing skills on show within the over 700 competition entries we received.

During the Apps for Good course, students learn that good user experience is one thing that distinguishes apps from their competitors. An easy to understand and natural flow is essential to provide a pleasing user experience (UX). During the shortlisting process led by our Judging Partner Capgemini, the entries below were among those that really impressed, with their well-crafted UX:

Spiritus, Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS), Dubai

The wireframes developed by the Spiritus team

The wireframes developed by the Spiritus team

iYoga, Latymer Upper School, London

iYoga helps people improve their yoga skills

iYoga helps people improve their yoga skills

 

Target Setter, Priestley College, Warrington

A glimpse at the wireframes for Target Setter app

A glimpse at the wireframes for Target Setter app

 Our shortlisters also saw some impressive pitch videos during the shortlisting process, but one of their favourites definitely came from the team behind ‘To Do’ from Sutton Grammar School in Surrey. Their video not only communicates what their app idea is about but does so in a fun, memorable way that encourages people to share – just like we recommend during the course.

Want to help your students develop key tech, digital & creative skills? Join now in less than 10 minutes to teach Apps for Good in 2015/16.