The Remote Series: Designing Mobile Products as a Remote Team Part Two

Welcome back to the HCIM's Remote Series, Part 2!

While many changes have occurred resulting in a switch to online learning, it didn't stop our budding UX professionals and HCI researchers from designing great products that solve real-world problems. Today I'll highlight the HCIM program's Interaction Design Studio class and example work produced in an online environment.

A core course in the HCIM program, students of the Interaction Design Studio Course learn the core principles of interaction design, design patterns, how to tackle complex design challenges, and how to work with industry standard component libraries such as Apple's Human Interface Guidelines and Google Material Design.

This year, students also learned to build their own component libraries and collaborated remotely to create a suite of mobile applications geared toward a specific human-centered problem.

Below is an application designed to assist college students with a work-life balance through the help of stress monitoring via heart rate analysis.

One team collaborated to create a suite of applications that included a hiking planner, a habit changing app, a document scanner, a smart home assistant app, and a recipe assistant app based on ingredients within the home.

Below is the example smart assistant recipe application that offers a means to organize food items at home virtually and customizes recipes based on those items.

As more and more companies change to remote environments, it's important to learn the ins and outs of collaborating online and working with component libraries and design systems in a virtual environment. The students of the Interaction Design Studio course did just that are are now ready for in-person or remote design collaboration! Nice work Interaction Design Studio students!

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