CAPS concluded the 2017 school year with a deep dive into project work for juniors only. The goal was to create a meaningful experience with limited time and a limited number of students. The program, which occurred during the 3 days prior to finals, gave the students an opportunity to apply skills learned during the preceding semester and set the tone for their senior year.
Cross-course teams were assembled to design apps for clients. One of our clients was Diagnostic Imaging Centers. The process started with an hour-long meeting with the client to identify the features, benefits and user experience that they wanted in the app. The student team then launched into the ideation and product development process. By day-three, students had a prototype to share and made their pitch to the DIC team. The student team had made significant progress during the design sprint and Ed Moore, CEO of Diagnostic Imaging invited Jason Kim, Anna Quigley and Sophia Porembski to work with web development company Moblico over the summer to build out the app.
CAPS is built on connections to the business community. Diagnostic Imaging has become one of our go-to partners for authentic student experiences. “As a project manager and client services professional I was very impressed with the CAPS team’s level of dedication,” said Dan Hapke, Project Manager at Moblico. “From initiating the project through the consistent participation on weekly project status meetings, they were instrumental in our delivering the DIC Imaging mobile app project.”