Week 5 - Report Back

Liony Lumombo - Mon 6 April 2020, 2:05 am

This week, we do the report back as we finish our presentation and got feedback from last week. In here, our idea is getting more confusing. We want to teach the users about programming. But because one of our feedback is about the gap between learning coding and real programming. It is fun to play the coding play. It is easy because it uses simple language. But, the problem is when they want to apply in in programming language, they don’t know what to do.

So, I reminded that I taught programming before. Before students learn about the programming language, they need to learn about the algorithm. There are so many kinds of the algorithm. One of them is called Pseudocode. Pseudocode is algorithm with the same style as the real programming language, but using English so it can be understood by anyone, even for someone who never learn to program.

Usually, pseudocode is made only as an initial sketch before going to the programming language, so students cannot see what are they doing. It always made in a piece of paper. So, I am thinking to make this as our team idea. So, I brought it to the team meeting.

Our team has two sides. There are two opinions: Teach basic common programming or even robot programming. I didn’t know the concept of robot and programming at all. I prefer to do something that I know first before I teach someone else. About creating the idea into the product, we always have many ways to make it.

So, I decided to focus on my idea, teach the basic programming. For now, I am thinking to create something similar to my first individual inspiration, using something similar to AR, but without the screen. But, there still no fixed concept until now.