CS Academy is a free, online educational program provided to teach middle and high school students Python in a curriculum created by Carnegie Mellon University but with the hands-on guidance and support of teachers. I started my CS Academy internship by learning the material through the site itself and listening to teacher feedback to find ways to improve the current live curriculum. After the summer, I was asked to work as part of a small team on developing their new curriculum, CS3, to develop some of the major screens and assets that students would be seeing, with the major goal of transitioning students from their CS1 designed interface to one that more closely resembles the interactions of the full Python interface with less scaffolding.

Key Skills:

  • UI / UX Design
  • Screen Mockup Design
  • User Research

Tools Used:

  • Figma
  • Basic Python

CS3 Gradebook with new icons
All 95 icons created to communicate CS3 Sections 1 and 2 activities
Syllabus page completion redesign to be more clear on what a student has completed
CS3 exercise starting page design with added comprehension pretest and console input
CS3 sample solution pop-up with teacher advice on hints for students
CS3 graphics screen with auto-grader code input
CS0 completion certificate designed to help motivate students with a positive introduction to coding