Qatari Game Application – SCOPES Digital Fabrication

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Studio 5/6
Studio 5/6
K-12 teacher
In line with the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ Digital Youth Strategy, STUDIO 5/6 is mainly aimed at nurturing youth as digital learners by sharpening their 21st century learning skills, as they develop in an all-pervasive digital environment. In fact,… Read More

Summary

In this 1 hour long workshop, participants will be introduced to the concept of Mobile app development and how we can use technology to connect the new generation with their past. They will also discover the Thunkable platform, design the user-interface of the application, and program the logic of it. 

What You'll Need

  • Computer/laptop.
  • Internet connection.
  • Thunkable platform: https://thunkable.com/#/

 

The Instructions

Presentation

In the presentation, the participants will be learning about the concept of mobile app development and the purpose of behind the workshop, for around 15 minutes.

Prototype

For the next 45 minutes, participants will be practicing on Thunkable platform, how to develop a mobile application from scratch.

1- Explain the UI of the Thunkable website and the structure of the platform.

2- Explain how you can add multiple screens to the application.

3- Explain how you can add different components to the screen and edit them.

4- Design the first screen (Start screen).

  • Add label and button components to the screen.
  • Edit the components to suit the theme of the application.
  • Add background image (Qatari theme).

 

 

5- Design the second screen (Catalogue screen).

  • Add arrangement components: rows and columns.
  • Add and edit buttons, images, labels.
  • Use the pictures of Qatari traditional games and their meaning from this website: https://www.iloveqatar.net/guide/culture/traditional-games-in-qatar-doha
  • Add background image (Qatari theme).

 

6- Program the buttons of the start and catalogue screens to navigate to the other screen.

 

7- Discuss further enhancements that can be done to the app.

Standards

  • (Fab-Programming.2): I can create a program with more than one instruction.
  • (Fab-Design.2): I can participate in design reviews with prepared presentation materials as well as give and receive feedback from peers.

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