“Clothing Shop Replica”
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I came up with the idea after I needed to submit an AP computer science principles task. I was debating on what to do but settled on this. The code itself evolved a lot from the start basic code. The purpose of the code is entertainment. My project works by using input from people to determine what happens next in the code.
My project is supposed to stimulate a website where you are displayed with different options of buying clothing. You as the user give input into my code in which your input is important because each input will have a different output. I wanted to give users using my code a variety of different possibilities and outcomes of code. I used a lot of if and else if functions in my code to have many possible outcome options so you can use my code more than once and not get bored.
Overall, coding can be very difficult and you will run into a lot of "bugs", or otherwise known as errors. The key to programming is to never give up and always be prepared to bug fix and correct your code.
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Liza Stark is a designer, artist, and educator. She is currently the Sr Manager of Curriculum at Girls Who Code focused on bringing high quality, equity-focused CS curriculum to students across the US. Liza has also designed games and created playful learning experiences around the country with the Institute of Play, littleBits, and others. She nerds out with conductive thread often, most recently by stitching talking memory quilts. She has a toddler named Zelia who is way cooler than her.
I know programming can be challenging with all of the bugs that you find along the way (even after almost 10 years of coding, I still create bugs all the time!). From what Ive read about your process, your tenacity, optimism, and curiosity will serve you well! As you continue to develop this project, you could think about the following questions/ideas as you iterate: (1) How might you go about identifying a specific audience who would use this, then testing it with them? One of the things I love most about working in this space is the unexpected feedback I receive through playtesting; (2) I wonder if it might be helpful for people to see images to help them make a decision about what to buy. The current interface is clear and direct, but visuals can often help tell a story about the product; (3) Since choice is important to you, I wonder if there are more opportunities for people to make decisions based on their own styles and tastes. For example, perhaps they can choose the text or image on the graphic hoodie. Great job again and hope to see how this evolves!
Eric Lewis is the Engineer Of Things at Power Home Remodeling where he focuses on cyber security. He is also a Hacker, Programmer and Maker. Board member of DEFCON 610, a member of TOOOL, and 2600. When he is not breaking things, he likes to teach others programming, fixing, hacking and other useful skills.
Marie Hamlett is passionate about leadership development, bringing over 10 years of experience educating middle-schoolers and supporting instructional leaders. Marie currently teaches math, science and technology integration virtually. Prior to returning to the classroom this year she served as an Instructional Technology Coach where she blends her love for technology in the classroom with her experience supporting student learning to empower teachers to innovate and spark meaningful change.
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