Creative App Design

Creative App Design

Crazy about apps like Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat? This BRAND NEW course invites students to become app designers!
  • Age
    8 to 12
  • Level
    Suitable for all students aged 8 to 12
  • Date
    26th to 30th October
    Every day from 10AM to 4PM. Please note you will be given a specific drop off time slot closer to the start of camp, between the times of 9:30-10AM in order to ensure social distancing. Our late pick-up service is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 safety measures.
  • Price
    £555.00 £485.00
  • Location
    Jane Cameron Building (JCB), Notting Hill Prep School, 95 Lancaster Road, W11 1QQ
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Due to restricted space, camp spaces are reserved for full-week students. If you would like to attend partial days, please book a full week to confirm your space or join our waiting list (http://bit.ly/blueshiftoct) for any remaining spaces once bookings close.

Important Information

  • Teacher:student ratio of 1:6, ensuring wrap-around care within a classroom bubble and top quality hands-on teaching with dedicated support for students.

    Real time communication with parents using our online platform, including photos and reports.

    Please bring your own laptop or rent one from us before checkout. This course also uses phones provided by us, but if you would like to bring your own android phone please feel free do to so!

  • A course that jump starts app design knowledge with a focus on creativity and innovation.

    This course walks students through every step of creating an app: from brainstorming, to testing and finally to inventing.

    This course uses assessment and personalised teacher reports to ensure progress.
  • A focus on healthy learning: outdoor play at lunchtime, healthy snacks and drinks provided - please bring own lunch.

    Curriculum curated in conjunction with UCL.

    All staff are fully DBS checked & trained in both traditional and innovative teaching methods.

    Read more about our COVID-19 policies here.


Teachers at blue{shift}

All of our teaching staff undergo a rigorous application and on-boarding process. Each teacher is then vetted by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We provide training and support for all our teachers, and many of our teaching staff have taught at some of London's most prestigious schools. To read more, click here.

Detailed information

Is your child a creative genius? Are they obsessed with apps like Instagram, Snapchat or Tiktok? Are they looking for another creative digital challenge? Then this app design course is for them! Your child will learn about important app design concepts such as wireframes and user-journeys by creating card and paper smartphone models. These fully-formed paper-prototypes serve as a blueprint when making digital prototypes using the Marvel App - software utilised by professionals to build and test apps quickly. Finally, our budding app creators will flex their coding knowledge using the MIT App Inventor to bring their app to life!

Information for Parents

MIT App Inventor uses Blockly/block-based coding to turn ideas into real working apps on an Android device. Therefore existing Scratch knowledge/experience will be an advantage in this course but is not required. Please note that we provide Android devices but not laptops so please do bring your own or rent one from us at checkout.

Due to COVID-19 we have limited space available on all courses, therefore spaces are reserved for full week students. If you wish to attend only part of the week, please either book a full week to confirm your space or sign up to our waiting list to be informed of any last minute availability.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To be able to explain what affordances and call-to-actions are
  • To understand what wireframe and click-streams are
  • To be able to create a storyboard and a user journey
  • To understand what prototypes and Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) are
  • To be able to integrate the phone's camera into their app
  • To understand functions
  • To be able to use events such as buttons and camera clicks in their apps
  • To gain confidence with coordinates, drawing and using images

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FAQs:

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  • “My daughter had a great time. Her teacher challenged and inspired her interest in coding and helped her produce lots of cool programmes each day.”

    Sharon