Mobile app developed for the QUT Law School takes users on a guided tour from QUT Gardens Point campus along George Street to the QEII Law Courts, highlighting seven significant landmarks. The App, Walk Down George Street, offers a unique insight into the workings of the government and legal system, highlighting important landmarks hidden in plain sight. Users get a unique insight into the history of our state, the workings of our government and legal system, and special landmarks that shape the daily workings of government and the legal fraternity in Queensland. Users can store answers in the App to discuss in class or with friends, watch videos at each location, and share photos of their very own Walk Down George Street on social media.
After redesigning and developing a Law School learning activity called Walk Down George Street in Blackboard, I leveraged interdisciplinary student partnership opportunities to develop the activity as a mobile app with an IT Capstone unit team. I managed and mentored the student team through the design, development and implementation of both Android and iOS mobile applications for the Walk Down George Street activity, delivering innovative learning and teaching experiences to our students for minimal costs to the Law School.
The mobile app has multiple impact opportunities and acts as a reinforcement of QUT’s Real World branding when promoted at Widening Participation events or shared with high school Legal Studies and History teachers. I gave a brief presentation, Partnering with Students to Develop Mobile Learning, about this project at the South-East Queensland Learning Design Forum in May 2016.
- Project Leader: Tamara Pearce
- Project Team: INB302 Students Josh Johnston, Michelle Tran, Harrison Reynolds, Mitchell Nugent and Teresa McClean
- Project Outcome: Mobile App for Law Students takes users on a guided tour from QUT Gardens Point campus along George Street to the QEII Law Courts, highlighting seven significant landmarks and offering a unique insight into the history of our state, the workings of our government and legal system.
- Details: Xamarin cross platform development, Published to iTunes and Google Play store