#MW2015 Workshop: Learn how to easily design mobile apps for museums using free, open-source platform

MW2015 Workshop: Learn how to easily design mobile apps for museums using free, open-source platform | April 8th, 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Slavko Milekic, University of the Arts, USA

In this workshop you will learn how to make a mobile app (for iPhone & iPad, which can be used even on Android phones and tablets!) using English-like scripting language LiveCode. After a successful KickStarter campaign LiveCode raised more than $750.000 and released a free (open source) version of the software. Even more, the applications you have created will also run on desktop computers (Windows, Mac, even Unix) including the ones that use touch-screens. Workshop presenter has created a number of interactive touchscreen museum applications and is currently teaching a course on creating iPhone & iPad applications at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for students without previous programming experience. Some of the class projects were published as apps and can be downloaded from iTunes!

No previous programming experience is required for the workshop. However, the participants are encouraged to look at LiveCode description at http://www.livecode.com and download the free open source version of the software before the workshop. During the workshop we will develop a functional prototype of a museum app (with your input) and test it on a mobile device (iPhone or iPad).

Register here for the Museums and the Web 2015  Conference and for the workshop Learn how to easily design mobile apps for museums using free, open-source platform

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About slavko

Slavko Milekic holds a medical degree (Belgrade School of Medicine) as well as Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (University of Connecticut). His research interests include digital design, the psychology of human/computer interaction and building of WWW-based tools for knowledge transfer. Dr Milekic’s innovative, child-friendly digital environment (KiddyFace) has been already implemented in a museum setting. He is co-author and principal interface designer for the “Theory of Language”, a CD ROM-based text (MIT Press, 2000).
Dr. Milekic is frequently presenting at international conferences and leading workshops on educational uses of digital technology and innovative methods of human/computer interaction. He has been engaged as a consultant for the development of interactive digital environments by a number of institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Phoenix Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Gulf of Maine Aquarium, Daimler & Chrysler Research Laboratory and Interactive Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently a professor of Cognitive Science & Digital Design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

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