Archive for November, 2011

Creative Applications for Mobile Devices

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

ECE 1778 – Creative Applications for Mobile Devices
January 2012

A Project Course open to All Graduate Students in the University of Toronto

From the course website ( ):

“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.

This course was first taught in January, 2011.  You can view the archive of that course website here and see the set of projects produced in that course at this link.

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.”

Library Disruptions

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The MIN 225 class will be held in the library TODAY from 4pm to 6pm, which may cause some noise or disruptions.


The computer workstations on the main level of the library will be required for these students.  YOU MAY BE ASKED TO MOVE.


The 2 hour section will involve approximately 30 students.  If you are looking for a quiet place to study, you may want to try Gerstein Science Information Centre during this time period.


We apologize for the inconvenience.