Business students get coding with an Apple creative

Hugh Baird College Level 3 Business students were recently treated to an insight into how the creative team at Apple’s Liverpool One store develop and create apps.

The students were shown how the design cycle works and the different issues that should be considered when creating and maintaining an app. The session also included the stories of four app creators who made successful apps that are making a difference in their communities. Two apps that stood out to the students were, ‘What’s Up’ and ‘Be My Eyes’. These were both apps that help tackle prominent issues in today’s society such as mental health and support for the blind/low-vision.

The Apple creatives then went on to show the students how to build a basic prototype app through the use of brain storming and storyboards. They also explained the importance of difference versions for different devices and how a home screen would look different depending on what device you were using.

Christopher Norris, Hugh Baird College Business tutor, said:

The students got to demonstrate what they knew about innovation and how businesses can become successful by looking for gaps in the market. Hopefully this will inspire them to go onto develop their own unique business ideas in the future and contribute to the local economy. A big thanks to Apple for hosting the event and sharing their vast knowledge with our students.

Takudzwa Ruzive, Business student, said:

I found the trip to the Liverpool One Apple store very interesting. The session opened my eyes to the different opportunities to make a difference that studying Business can give you. I really enjoyed it!

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