497-616 Digital Development

Meeting Day & Time
Tuesday 6:45-9:25 PM (Online)
Martin Schray, Kerry Tarr, & Randy Guthrie

Please email eharrington@iit.edu with your A# for a permit for this course.



What is a service? A service is an intangible product we experience in time through multiple points of interaction and channels (web, mobile, etc). You’ve likely used digital services like Spotify, Hulu, Netflix, Gmail, Google Drive or OneDrive. What makes a good service? We believe that good services will: Solve for a real user need and address a real market (should be attractive to an existing company, venture fund, or NGO); Use existing, accessible data; Are intuitive for the user, i.e., you do not need to read a long manual to understand how to use it; Solve a discreet problem (confirming I have an appointment with my doctor) not a high-level problem (helps me with all aspects of my health); and you should be a computer science, ITM major or minor or be comfortable coding web (not just HTML), or desktop or mobile applications.

Digital service design naturally leverages the skills of students majoring in such fields as computer science, information technology and management.  Students interested in design, entrepreneurship, prototyping, and web and app development are encouraged to sign up.

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