Mobile App Design

June 11-15, 2018 (Session I) | June 18-22, 2018 (Session II) | 9 am to 3 pm « Back

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How much time do you spend playing games on your phone or computer? How much time do you wish you could spend playing games?

Take a week and come learn about designing and building games for mobile phones and tablets (Android and iOS) and build a game yourself! You’ll spend the week studying games – game design and game play – and learning to program a game of your own. We’ll play some of the most popular games on mobile devices and explore why they are so much fun. Then you’ll turn your focus to designing and building your game using some of the same approaches and techniques.

The programming language we’ll use is called LiveCode, an amazingly easy language to learn based on a programming environment Apple created called HyperCard. With LiveCode, you can build games for the Mac, Windows, iPhones and iPads, Android devices or on the Web. After the week is over, take your new skills with LiveCode and continue to be a game designer/developer.


  • $325 by the “Early Bird” deadline of April 19, 2018
  • $375 after April 19, 2018

Ages: Students entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grades in the fall of 2018

Note: Families are asked to only register for one of the two sessions as the activities for the weeks will repeat.

Lunch is included!

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Session I Instructor: Dabney Standley

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Dabney Standley

Mr. Standley background includes several years of teaching at independent schools on the East coast, followed by twenty years working for high technology companies. His work with game companies began at Broderbund software (makers of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and Myst among many others) and concluded, before returning to teaching, at UK-based Caspian Learning. Along the way he led projects, developed corporate strategies and consulted for a number of companies including Apple, McGraw-Hill and SRI International, as well as a couple of UK-based start-up companies. Having taken twenty years to figure out how and when to return to the classroom, Standley is in his fifth year at SHC and is thrilled to be back. He teaches Computer Programming, Economics, and AP Human Geography.