Pre-Conference Workshop A8
Designing a Runkeeper-type App for Studying - Building and Using “Quantified Student” Apps for Success
Date Wednesday, Dec 5 Time – Room Chess Price: 95.00 € Status: places available
Rens van der Vorst
Fontys University, The Netherlands
I am Head of IT Innovation & Technophilosopher. I like to the think about the impact of technological changes on humans and society. I like to think about ways to make our 45.000 students think about these topics. I want them to be masters of their technology. Not servants.
I am author of Smartphones are the New Smoking (Appen is het Nieuwe Roken) en write columns for bron.fontys.nl / emerce / cio.nl and other outlets.
If you are a runner, odds are that you use Runkeeper or a similar app to help you perform. These apps collects data, transform it into information, and feed it back to you so you can reflect on your behaviour. Research shows that people who use this type of of app perform better, are more committed, and have more fun.
The challenge in this Pre-Conference Workshop is to design a similar app, but for studying rather than running. It will be an app that collects data toward the goal of improving study success. At Fontys, we have designed more than 20 prototypes, and we are migrating the most interesting ideas to production.
In this Workshop, you are going to design a Runkeeper-type app for studying. You will create mock-ups, storylines and visuals. You will solve all kind of puzzles, ranging from "How can I get the students to use my app?", to privacy, ethics, reliability of the data, and measuring output. Most importantly, you will have a lot of fun doing so!
Everyone with TEC skills: technology (a bit), entrepreneurship (a bit), and creativity (a lot)
By the end of this Pre-Conference Workshop, you will be filled to the brim with inspiring ideas for building and using new “quantified student” apps at your own higher education institution. You will also have insights into dos, don'ts and lessons learnt.
|14:30 - 14:35||Welcome & Introduction|
|14:35 - 14:45||What if data knows us better than we know ourselves: an insight in a data driven world|
|14:45 - 14:55||Explaining the idea of the Runkeeper App for Studying (A Quantified Student App)|
|14:55 - 15:30||Designing your own App – pitch your idea|
|15:30 - 16:15||Creating visuals, mockups and storylines|
|16:15 - 17:00||Coffee Break|
|17:00 - 17:45||Present your App - Get feedback|
|17:45 - 17:55||Ethical considerations|
|17:55 - 18:10||Building a FrameWork of succesfull quantified student apps|
|18:10 - 18:25||Examples of ideas at Fontys University|