ECE 1778 – Creative Applications for Mobile Devices
A Project Course open to All Graduate Students in the University of Toronto
From the course website ( http://www.eecg.utoronto.ca/~jayar/ece1778/ ):
“Mobile smartphones have given rise to an explosion in creativity over the past few years. There have been exciting, inspiring and incredibly useful software apps in the areas of medicine, music, psychology, senior support, banking, cooking, global health, exploring, travel, shopping, games and many more fields.
These applications have only just scratched the surface of the potential of these devices. As our understanding of how mobile technology can be used, many new possibilities will occur to each of us. As new hardware sensors and other capabilities are added to the phones, ever-more
The purpose of this course is to build a collaborative environment of creativity for new applications of mobile devices. Graduate students from all disciplines at the University of Toronto are invited to take the course for credit. It will be taught from January – April , 2012.
It is primarily a project-based course in which the goal was to produce a working app by the end of course. Projects will be done in groups of 2 or 3. Students with computer programming skills will be matched with those from non-programming backgrounds to do projects in the latter students’ disciplines. In the event that there is a surfeit of programmers, then projects motivated from within the computer engineering and science disciplines will be allowed.
The course will directly support the use of Google Android-based platforms, but those who have access to other platforms and their related development environments (such as Apple iPhone or RIM Blackberry) are welcome to use those, with the permission of the instructor.”