Getting an App built - Matt Davies


Yesterday, Creative Director and owner of Attitude Design, Matt Davies, was down in London at the Barbican. He'd been asked to speak by the arts panel of the "Worshipful company of Information Technologists", one of the City of London's Livery Companies.


Matt's talk was entitled "Getting an App Built - what to expect". The talk went through the main stages an arts organisation would typically go through in order to set up their own app covering six key stages:

  1. The Vision - the processes in order to come up with an initial idea and objectives that a client would typically go through in order to produce a brief
  2. The Plan - what to expect with working with different resources, external and internal and the type of decisions that will need to be made in order to get a full specification for the app in place. This section of the talk covered the essential processed of workshops, wire framing and specifying the scope of the app.
  3. The design - showing how a process of refinement works which enables a well thought through and original user interface can be created.
  4. The Build - tips on what to do during the stage of the project when the app is in development
  5. The Launch - covering the process of submission to app stores and what information would need to be submitted
  6. The Aftermath - tips on how the app can be promoted at low cost

Throughout the talk Matt gave insightful and interesting tips from his wealth of experience that would help the audience as they went through the process.

Slides for the talk can be seen here:

Matt was speaking alongside Ben Davis of Econsultancy, Ian Joyner of Apadmi and Susan Hallam of Hallam Internet