Splash Biography



CAITLIN PHAN, ESP Teacher




Major: Computer Science | Sustainablity

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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X487: Intro to Product Design & Development in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
What does Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google all have in common? A really efficient team of designers... When it comes to building amazing products, design is the most important “feature” — it gives companies an edge over competitors. Whether you want to be a designer, developer, product manager, program manager, marketing manager or project manager, understanding the product development process is essential to create your best work. Come learn about the differences between UX vs. UI vs. Graphic Design! We will be going over common principles of design and discussing the trademarks of a bad design. Towards the end you pick one of many design-related activities: wire-framing, sketching, or sculpting!


E488: Design your own LED Greeting Card! in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
This class is a mix of electronics and art! We will review concepts about electricity to understand a simple circuit design. Then, there will be a demonstration of parallel circuits and DIY switches. At the end, you will get the chance to design your own LED greeting card using this knowledge and your creativity! You can tinker with other circuit layouts and sketch whatever you like. Or, you can pick a template with choices including Star Wars, Marvel, cupcakes, and other random stuff. No previous experience required!


X489: Meditation, Symbolism, and a Mini Japanese Zen Garden in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
Come unlock your inner zen! Learn about a brief history of a Japanese Zen Garden and its different symbols. You will have a chance to make your own desk-sized version to bring home.


X501: Content Creation: Building Your First Website (no code, just your imagination) in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
Don’t miss this great opportunity to build a fully functional website with GoCentral Website Builder (No coding at all!) We’ll get started with a design based on your site name and industry or idea. From there, simply customize it with built-in design tools. So, choose your own font, layout, colors, and content. There will be special access codes, so each student will get a FREE domain name, website builder tool, email, and SSL Certificate! There are templates for making a site about: business, gaming, gym, blog, portfolio, gallery, pretty much anything else, etc.


S534: Strange Behaviors in the Animal Kingdom in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
Do you like animals? Come learn about ethology, or "the study of animal behavior". We will learn to identify distinct behaviors by studying videos, GIFs, and images of various species (ex. Fiddler Crabs, Whooping Cranes, and Sticklebacks).


X373: Intro to Product Design & Development in Splash Fall 18 (Nov. 04, 2018)
What does Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google all have in common? A really efficient team of designers... When it comes to building amazing products, design is the most important “feature” — it gives companies an edge over competitors. Whether you want to be a designer, developer, product manager, program manager, marketing manager or project manager, understanding the product development process is essential to create your best work. Come learn about the differences between UX vs. UI vs. Graphic Design! We will be going over common principles of design and discussing the trademarks of a bad design. Towards the end you pick one of many design-related activities: wire-framing, sketching, or a mini UX research game!


S387: Debunking Diet Myths and Smart Grocery Shopping Tips in Splash Fall 18 (Nov. 04, 2018)
We will be doing an overview of macronutrients and non-energy yielding nutrients in order to evaluate popular "diet" trends. There will also be an activity (with snacks) to learn how to read Nutrition Facts labels and understand serving sizes, in order to make healthier choices!