Student Projects


Student Projects

Curtis Grimes

Curtis Grimes was one of the first iOS students I had when I first taught the CSCI 321/521 (iOS Mobile Device Programming) course in the spring of 2012.  I am pleased to share with you the outcome of Curtis’ idea and hard work on his note taking iPhone app, named +Note.  +Note allows a user to quickly take notes in text format and the app stores the entered notes in a cloud-based storage, Dropbox.  If you have an iPhone or an iPod Touch and a Dropbox account, you may download Curtis' free +Note app from the Apple's App Store.

Connor Hindley

Connor Hindley was the first student in this course, who designed and developed prototypes of input screens and output reports for his SE project, using Php/MySQL with the yiiframework (  

Connor graduated from NIU at the end of the spring 2013 semester and left behind some of his work, including a video walkthrough of a prototype of his project.

Alex Ekstrom and James Stacey

Alex and James enrolled in one of the undergraduate sections of my Software Engineeringcourse  in the Fall 2014 semester.  They worked as a team to develop their user interface design and a partial working prototype based on their use case model of a magazine business case study.  They did a great job presenting their work to the class and demonstrating the alignment of theirprototype with their high-level use case model.

Alex and James researched and used important features of MS Access 2010 to provide flexibility for the primary actors of their report.  In addition, their input screen design was clear, simple to use and fast. Good job Alex and James!

Alex and James completed this course well and left behind a video walkthrough of their prototype.

Mark Erickson

Mark Erickson was a student in my Advanced iOS Programming (CSCI 428) and my Introduction to Software Engineering (CSCI 467) courses during the spring of 2015 semester. 

Mark completed both courses successfully and impressed his peers with his iOS app, which had an Apple watch extension. See videos of Mark discussing his work.