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App Creation

App Creation

SJMC's emerging curriculum includes the creation of app prototypes.


In fall 2012 and spring 2013, students from departments across the University enrolled in Jour 4991 to collaborate and create this content-rich app for the Weisman Art Museum, located on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. Students created content, such as video, photos and interactive elements and presented the app to the Weisman Art Museum in spring 2013.

Learn more about the WAM App

This video showcases the first content-rich iPad app prototype created at the University of Minnesota for the Weisman Art Museum (WAM). A collaborative product of JOUR 4991, spring 2013, the prototype includes original design and content (text, video, slideshows, photography) by students majoring in journalism, cultural studies, English, new media, graphic design, religious studies, theater and art history under the direction of instructor Camille LeFevre and teaching assistant Ellen Schofield. The class was funded by the David and Vicki Cox Curriculum Innovation Fund. Video edited by Justin Schell with Camille LeFevre.

The WAM APP - Coming Soon to the App Store from Justin Schell | 612 to 651 on Vimeo.

Students to create app for Goldstein Museum of Design

In fall 2013 students will concept, design and wireframe an app for the Goldstein Museum of Design. In spring 2013, students will develop the design and create app content (video, photography and interactive features).