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With a focus on human-centered design, students will get a jump-start into developing products by empathizing with the user first.

Students explore the convergence of computer science and design as they develop mobile applications and web site designs for project partners.


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What we get to take out of the class actually get to put back into something that can help somebody else. It’s not just learning and memorizing and test-taking. It’s learning and then using it with real people.

- Ella, UX Design student

 


 


More about the program

Students explore the convergence of computer science and design as they develop mobile applications and web site designs for project partners. While focusing on the user interface and the overall user experience, student teams specify solutions that drive new capabilities and important business improvements.

With a focus on human-centered design, students will get a jump-start into developing products by empathizing with the user first.


Register for Public Policy if you are interested in:

  • Exploring new and emerging technologies
  • Design and Art
  • Creating applications and websites
  • Earning college credit through AP Computer Sciences Principles
  • Fulfilling an art credit.

Course Credit

Year-long, two-credit course earns:

  • AP Computer Science Principles (one elective credit)
  • Digital Interface Design (one art credit)
  • Offered in grades 10-12

 


 

Guest Instructors

Guest instructors provide expertise on topics aligned to the VANTAGE curriculum. Teachers use a content-first approach to learning, enabling you to master academic core content, and then see how it is implemented by business partners to provide solutions to real-world challenges.

Mentorship and Networking

All VANTAGE students have a 1:1 mentor, but the networking extends beyond one professional. Mentors often open doors and guest instructors freely share their contact information, some provide employment and extended site visits.