For six weeks, I teamed up with a co-worker to help introduce UX and UI to five talented high school students completing an internship with the #builtbygirls #girlswhocode front-end developer program.
Every week we planned fun, working sessions where we sketched, discussed and analyzed the design and content. More importantly, we emphasised the importance of collaboration and teamwork.
It was nothing short of an amazing experience as they never ceased to impress us on how swiftly they could adapt and “fill in the gaps” with low fidelity wireframes and missing design assets. On a weekly basis we would witness their progress in leaps and bounds with their ability to prioritize important questions, and also fearlessly communicate their opinions.
It was a very valuable and rewarding experience. We gained a lot of (and somewhat frightening) insight in the new wave of talent coming into our industry.