Fundamentals of Mobile App Design

Online Short Course

32 Points

R12 018.00

Course Fees
8 weeks


You may have an app idea or are possibly looking at developing apps in your current business environment, but have no idea where to start. Whichever one it is, this course will give you an overview of the fundamentals that are required for taking an app idea that is in your head or on a piece of paper, and formally conceptualising it before you go ahead and make a massive development investment.


This course aims to equip you with the tools to help you in your app journey from taking a simple idea and translating it into a tangible blueprint which you can then build. Apps are an expensive investment and it takes careful planning and strategy before you can start building or developing anything. We will also cover some of the technology options that you can consider but ultimately the heart of any app is the user experience and product offering. By the end of this course, you would have taken that app idea and translated it into something tangible that can be pitched to potential investors or to your business units.


32 CPD Points

Subject Expert

With over 17 years of experience in the tech, digital marketing and mobile solutions space, Lynette Hundermark co-founded specialist mobile solutions consultancy Useful & Beautiful. With a passion for developing mobile products that are aligned to business goals, Lynette’s appetite for keeping abreast of the latest industry trends is fast establishing her as an expert tech commentator and opinion leader in Africa. She is also regarded as one of the top 30 most influential women in South Africa in digital marketing. Lynette’s experience spans the retail, financial and entertainment sectors, where she has developed a myriad of different mobile solutions for the likes of bidorbuy, Hollard, Old Mutual and EyeWitness News.

Tutor Support

Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.

Course and Technical Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.

How You Will Learn

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Learn through all your interactive course notes
  • Review case studies and supplementary resources
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Course Facilitator via the discussion forum and Zoom webinars


Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.

You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.


  • MODULE 0
    Orientation Module
  • MODULE 1
    Developing an App Strategy
  • MODULE 2
    Establishing a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) Offering
  • MODULE 3
    App User Experience (UX): Part 1
  • MODULE 4
    App Interface Design
  • MODULE 5
    App Development Approaches
  • MODULE 6
    Bringing It All Together
  • MODULE 7

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