NDSU Distance and Continuing Education mobile app wins award
NDSU Distance and Continuing Educations recently released mobile application won a 2012 Gold ADDY Award in the mobile apps category at the annual American Advertising Federation of North Dakota awards banquet held Feb. 24.
The app was created from the ground up through collaboration between a Distance and Continuing Education staff member and a student employee. Ludvik Herrera, new media coordinator, led the project with significant contributions from Saumya Singh, a student employee. This is the first app in North Dakota created by university staff and students for a university or college in the state.
This iOS device app suite is a useful tool for individuals who work with and take classes from NDSU Distance and Continuing Education. However, it is intended to be a useful tool for anyone who interacts with NDSU. Students, staff and faculty who are new to campus, as well as potential students, parents and community members can use the interactive campus maps to navigate around campus.
The app was created with detailed user experience strategic design in mind and covers all aspects of user-centered design principles, Herrera said. It provides rich interaction design patterns that make every app within the suite very intuitive and easy to use. It stands out in many design aspects as well as technology and utility implementation.
Highlights of the mobile app include:
- List of NDSU DCE workshops, events and important dates to remember
- List of NDSU DCE classes and bookmark feature to organize classes
- Interactive campus maps and bus routes.
- QR decoder or reader
The app is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch devices and can be downloaded for free at http://ndsu.me/dceapp.
NDSU is student focused and committed to its land-grant mission.