With a focus on user-centred design and the unique MiniDev input, Maddie and Monica were led by Jim Taylor (Emerging Technologies Architect) to develop some exciting new user-centred features with the aim of attracting a larger audience. Some of these new capabilities include:
- Creating ‘Group’ sharing and safe collaboration services for students to directly engage with each other in relation to their work.
- ‘Online portfolio’ feature for both sharing and storing work – showcasing the diverse digital content students are creating.
- ‘Journal’ entries, allowing teachers insight into each students learning journey and project timeline through shared documentation entries.
Working with MiniDevs directly creates an informed and exciting user-centred design process for our students. In turn the MiniDevs had the chance to work with tech developers with a range of different backgrounds, helping them to see how diverse the world of tech is. We’d like to say a huge thank you to Theta for this enriching opportunity!