Last weekend, one of my Kennason partners and I had the opportunity to host a UX workshop for middle schoolers for the 5th Annual Girls in STEM event at HVCC Tec Smart. We were super excited to chat with young girls interested in science, and we led them through a brainstorming and sketching activity in which we designed tools to help an imaginary superhero.
I posted on our Kennason blog describing how we planned the workshop, and what we learned along the way about explaining UX concepts to kids.
I am heartened that the girls grasped the core concepts of user experience and had a fun time generating examples of bad design. I hope that more of us consider introducing kids to ideas about designing human-centered products.