Andy Hullinger is a design professor and the Program Chair for Web Design and Development at Harrington College of Design. His “***coding for creatives***” curriculum is helping to change the way designers work with creative technologies.
Creator of the award winning children’s book App Dragon Brush Andy has been exploring, teaching, and designing on the iPad right from its start. A former creative director, he consults with Chicago ad agencies to evolve their print campaigns for digital magazines. As a visiting professor at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, he pioneered the Magazine Innovation Project’s efforts with tablet publishing. Andy lives in Evanston, Illinois with his wife, daughter, and son in a house full of good books and happy animals.
UX Camp 2014: Mobile Camp
iBooks have expanded from the iPad onto the desktop and It is surprisingly easy to turn simple web skills into amazing interactive experiences for Apple’s free publishing platform (once someone shares the tips and tricks). In this session Andy takes you on a “walk-through” of a complete full-screen HTML5 widget. From idea to finished App you’ll learn what it takes build iBooks widgets, tricks for quick success, and how to avoid the pitfalls. Each participant will also receive complete source code and a curated list of learning resources to jump-start their own project.
UX Camp 2013: Prototype Camp
From Idea to App (in about an hour): Learn to Use the CoronaSDK for Rapid, Native App Prototyping
You’ll be surprised just how simple and quick it can be to craft your next prototype with this true mobile development framework. Join App developer and Harrington professor Andy Hullinger in the school’s iMac lab for a hands-on micro-class in using the CoronaSDK and programming with the high-performance Lua language. You do not need prior app development experience to learn how to use this elegant, efficient, and freely available software development kit as we walk step-by-step through the creation and coding of an animated, touch driven, multi-page iPhone App.
- Discover tips and tricks for designing a functional mobile prototype presentation
- Learn the simple syntax behind programming animation to enhance UI design
- Understand the creation and optimization of images for mobile display
- Experience the engineering cycle of native App development
Why learn CoronaSDK? In addition to being the #1 cross-platform mobile development framework you’ll find it easy to continue pursuing your curiosity. The Chicago CoronaSDK Developers Group Meetup is now hosted at Harrington and Andy currently serves as a Corona Ambassador advocating for the value of good design (both visual and functional) in App development and promoting the addition of Art education to Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math curriculum to put STEAM into S.T.E.M.
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UX Camp 2013: Mobile Camp
How Gesture-Based Design Can Enhance the Narrative Experience of Reading on the iPad
Four years ago the iPad was a rumor! Today our increasingly powerful and sublimely tactical mobile devices have become the primary tools of our networked culture. Is truly “digital” design finally close at hand? How can we design stories that are as delightful to the fingers as they are to the eye?
In this session, Andy shares the secrets, struggles, and successes of exploring this emerging vocabulary of multi-touch gestures by taking you behind the scenes of the award winning children’s book App Dragon Brush and scrutinizing the work of his students in the Magazine Innovation Project at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.