Design an App in a Day

Create a basic interactive prototype of an app in 5 hours

Step 1: Review the learning objectives


  • Identify everyday problems which could be solved by a mobile app


  • Be able to expand and develop initial ideas to create a better understanding of the problem to be solved
  • Understand how to utilise mobile device features in the design of an app


  • A paper design of an app

Step 2: Download the student workbook

  • Printable student A4 workbook containing practical activities
  • Guides you and your students through the course
  • Fully editable, making it easy for you to adapt to meet your needs

Step 3: Review the delivery guide

  • Get a quick overview of the course structure
  • Review the activities and timings for each session

Step 5: Present the class activities

  • Launch the presentation below to deliver the course content and explain the activities to the students
  • All activities introduced in the presentation are also found in the student workbook

Step 6: App in a day version using AppLab

This version of App in a Day includes resources to build a wireframe prototype using AppLab.

If you select this option you will need the following teacher's guide to to setting up AppLab logins and an alternative student workbook:

Step 7: Watch the delivery videos

  • Want to deliver the course yourself? Watch these videos to understand how you can present the course and deliver each class activity.
  • Want help delivering the course? Use these as instructional videos in the classroom to deliver the course content direct to pupils.

This is a set of 12 videos (access the playlist from the dropdown menu on the top right of the video)

NB These video will be updated shortly to reflect the new activities in the App in a Day course