DARIA TSOUPIKOVA
VIRTUAL REALITY ART / RESEARCH

Mobile App Design

Design and development of mobile applications for professional research partners.

Mobile App Design and Mobile App Development are new courses which are part of the Professional Practice curriculum in the School of Design. These courses introduce graduate and undergraduate design students to mobile application design, user experience (UX), graphical user interface (GUI) design and the basic principles of software development. Students work in teams in the year-long (Fall & Spring) research+design+development process of developing a new mobile app defined by a professional research partner.

Prior research partners included Caterpillar, UIC Department of Surgery, Ear Nose and Throat Clinic, Department of Neurosurgery and School of Public Health of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. We collaborate with the UIC Innovation Center and Medical Accelerated Devices Laboratory to establish connections with industrial partners to bring professional clients to work with students. The students have developed a variety of mobile apps including medical discharge companion, special machinery recruiting system, waiting room information, and interactive surgery exam preparation guide.

Willis by Kyle Rang, Kayla Natoli, Ashley Jackson. Research partner Dan Birk, Department of Neurosurgery. Graphically-based note taking app for use by UIC's Vascular Neurosurgeons.
Flow by Kristine Lee, Karen Hodo, Tania Lopez.
Drift app by Jessica Esquivel, Ogechi Ike, Angela Zarek. Application designed for waiting patients at the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at UIC.
MeducateME app by Amy, George and Michael. Edutainment app based on a spaced-education (SE) theory to teach core content to M3 medical students while assessing their knowledge and retention of material.
Operation O by Jessica Esquivel, Ogechi Ike, Angela Zarek. "Lets learn more about Obama" app.
Final lab with clients and Daily Bytes team. Will, Ryan and Jessica present their work in progress.
Daily Bytes US design by Will, Ryan and Jessica. Daily Bytes is based on a spaced-education (SE) theory to teach core content to M3 medical students while assessing their knowledge and retention of material.
Drift app US design by Jessica Esquivel, Ogechi Ike, Angela Zarek. Application designed for waiting patients at the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at UIC.
Flow app US design by Kristine Lee, Karen Hodo, Tania Lopez. This app helps with the waiting process at the UIC's ENT clinic waiting room.
Willis UX by Kyle Rang, Kayla Natoli, Ashley Jackson. Research partner Dan Birk, Department of Neurosurgery. Graphically-based note taking app for use by UIC's Vascular Neurosurgeons.