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BLOOMBERG ATHENA

A Platform to make software engineering education ACCESSIBLE and fun for Hıgh school students.

 

CHALLENGE

How might we close the Technology Education Gap for students aged 11-18 and create a bigger pipeline of tech talent for the future?

Everyday technology becomes more advanced and integral in our daily lives. As this process continues, it is essential that young people learn the basics of software engineering. Our product gives teachers who aren't equipped to build a lesson from scratch the tools to create an effective lesson plan for their classroom. And it gives students access to the educational resources online that allow students to learn the basics of software engineering.

Why is software engineering education a necessity?

Why is software engineering education a necessity?

  • Progression of technology
  • Integration of technology in our daily lives

What our product does?

  • Gives teachers lesson planning tools
  • Provide students web learning resources across the web

  • Cheap web enabled coding access

 

PROJECT

Web

MY ROLE

User Experience Design, Visual Design, Prototyping, Branding

THE TEAM

Mehtap Aydin(Design), Zexi Liu(Dev.), Ben Krieger (Dev.), Glenn Reese(MBA)

PROJECT FOR

Bloomberg Data Science (Cornell Tech Product Studio)

YEAR & PLACE

2016 - NY

 
 

Design Process

 

SYSTEM DIAGRAM

System diagram invision link

 

Architectural Diagram

 

Ideation

WIREFRAMES

 

 
 
 

Visual Design

 
 
 
 

Prototype 

 
 

 

 

USER TESTING

 
 

STUDENT FEEDBACKS

USER TEST OUTCOMES

The trial went very well!! We had 20+ students show up and they all learned a lot and enjoyed it. :)

The improvement that is needed from now on: 

- need a next lesson button at the end of the lesson or when someone got the correct answer

- The chat is too large on the right when we have like 20+ users signed on; it should scroll properly

- Show individual lines' syntax highlighting

Regarding chatting, the students didn't use it as much since we had a lot of mentors in the room and they preferred to ask mentors. However, this shows the importance of having mentors and if the students' work on this on their own, they would probably leverage the chat more.