Providing new developers with the 20% of actionable information needed to achieve 80% of the results they need.
Working with people from all age groups and backgrounds, I quickly learned that some people memorize workflows faster than others. To increase the rate of learning, I created a set of stickers to be placed on the right and left side of the track pads to help learners improve their muscle memory.
My philosophy is to continually improve my products and processes. I wrote a technical manual that is included with the kit, which includes valuable context for the tools our students will use & how they fit within the process of developing software. Starting as a simple pdf printout, it is now bound as a booklet - an example of how I approach product development, delivering a functional product while continuing to refine it's value. Starting as a simple manual, it now includes a technical glossay as well as interactive goal-setting and scheduling activities to help students understand their objects and the time they will need to carve out to meet them.