The digital transformation is changing society and is evident all around us. The growing digitization is setting new standards every day and bringing new challenges to economies, businesses and people. Mobile is now a commodity and has disrupted millions of companies over past decade. People have become used to the speed and simplicity of consumer applications, and so business users expect the same simplicity from our business software. This unit (BCO6185) investigates and analyses the impact and issues of adoption of mobile first strategy by organizations. It will focus on the underlying concepts and standards of mobile application development using design thinking principals. Students will critically review emerging issues related to mobile computing and mobile application development, and how agile approach can support current and future business operations. Students will investigate and examine mobile computing from four perspectives: mobile technology, application development, user experience, and implementation & governance.

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On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Debate and analyse business information requirements related to mobile application development;  
  2. Assess and use various information gathering techniques for eliciting user requirements and system expectations;  
  3. Critically evaluate methods and approaches to the design, development and implementation of mobile computing applications to support various business scenarios through design thinking;  
  4. Evaluate and integrate elements of design to provide contextually relevant rich interaction experiences;  
  5. Experiment on programming and prototyping applications for mobile devices;  
  6. Critically review knowledge current and future thinking on the integration of organisational and mobile applications;  
  7. Interpret and critique the future trends of mobile computing and associated technologies and propose how the role of culture, values and dispositions affect the achievement of goals; and  
  8. Persuasively advocate professional recommendations in both written and oral form to a variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test SAP Style Test 15%
Report Research Report 25%
Case Study Design Case Study 20%
Project Development Project 40%

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