Design Assignment Week 1:
Hot (and not) critical analysis of mobile health apps
Due Thu May 12, beginning of class
Select two high-quality apps from the iPhone or Android Market that help people with weight loss and/or getting more exercise.
Put some careful thought and research into the selection of the apps. Do a search for quality applications in health in various media, and review the apps that are top ranked in this category in the app stores. Search some reputable online sources for data on innovative health applications. I want you to pick applications that are innovative in some way ... either because they use new phone functionality, or they are particularly good, easy-to-use, or popular, or because they take an approach that is very different from competitor apps.
Critically evaluate the two apps,
ideally by running them on actual phones but via demos on websites or whatever
other material you can find if you do not have a phone or a friend with a
phone. You can also try apps out after class on Wednesday on Android phones.
For each app, create a one-page write-up that includes the following:
In addition to bringing a hardcopy to class, send an email of the PDF to ...@neu.edu. Name the file in this format: [your last name].pdf.