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ICT & Smart Mobile

The rise of smartphones, tablets and wearables has permanently changed our society. Portable ICT enables new applications as well as problems within the field of personal IT. We know that this technology is not in its end stadium by a long shot. For instance, (optical) wearables (Glass, hololens) are advancing rapidly.

Personal ICT requires different specific know-how on the part of designers and developers. Because of the context and the nature of these applications, the implementation process of these apps needs to be adjusted in a specific way. Skills like empathy and concepting play an equally important role within this context as do programming and thinking about the business model.

‘A good concept: Rather have an App that can do one thing really well than having one that can do a little bit of everything.’

Michael Schifferling - Lecturer ICT & Smart Mobile

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In the specialisation minor of Smart Mobile, you will work full time with everything that has anything to do with mobile development. The period is being divided into roughly three disciplines:

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Within this discipline you will go into even more detail when it comes to mobile development techniques, such as native iOS and Android, but back-end, front-end and design techniques will also be covered.

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Thinking about effective and innovative possibilities in mobile projects is central to this discipline. One can think of futurology and persuasive technology, but things like research, business and IP are also being covered.

Project
The prof assignment is being approached differently: you are now going to work on one project, with one code base, with your whole class, while putting quality and completeness first. The app has to be good enough to be put in the app store right away, that’s the goal. Next to that you work on an individual project at Freaky Friday.

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After having finished your education, you could work as a smart mobile consultant, mobile solution specialist or as a developer of mobile applications. You work on mobile solutions in several companies and mainly focus on trends like ‘Applications for wearable personal IT’ and ‘Development of services for mobile solutions’.

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Enrolment deadline
Minor Fall semester 2020: 30 June 2020 via ProgressWWW.

For more information, contact: Michael Schifferling | m.schifferling@fontys.nl