Thesis presentation 1: Learning 2.0 with special needs

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  • Some guidelines:Use pictures, graphics, icons and symbols along with text (75% agreement)2) Use clear and simple text (70% agreement)3) Use consistent navigation and design on every page (60% agreement)4) Use headings, titles, and prompts (50% agreement).
  • Digital divide: Some lack the access to social networksNeed of adapted Text-to-speech => Now software for dyslectic people
  • Having a mental disability does not mean you can not have friends without one!
  • Thesis presentation 1: Learning 2.0 with special needs

    1. 1. Learning 2.0 with Special Needs<br />Glenn Vingerhoets<br />Promotor: Prof. E. Duval<br />Coordinator: José Luis Santos<br />
    2. 2. Overview<br />What?<br />How to start?<br />Application<br />Iteration I<br />Problems<br />The road ahead<br />Questions<br />
    3. 3. What?<br />
    4. 4. What’s in a name<br />Learning 2.0<br />Web 2.0: Enables collaboration & interaction<br />Learning environment<br />Special needs<br />People with a mental handicap<br />
    5. 5. On the iPad<br />Why?<br />Long battery life<br />Instant on<br />Touchscreen<br />Easier for people who struggle with motor skills<br />Attention span  because enjoy it more<br />
    6. 6. How to start?<br />Brainstorm<br />Voting software<br />Tasks on iPad<br />Literature (guidelines,…)<br />Existing apps<br />Learning:<br />Mostly LMS: Learning Management System<br />Attendance checkers<br />Disabilities:<br />Communication solutions (Proloquo2go)<br />Simple learning games<br />VoiceOver<br />
    7. 7. How to start?<br />InclusoConference: “Youth at Risk”<br />Social networks: Digital divide<br />“Social aspect of ICT is very important and necessary to fully participate in the society”<br />Risk of abuse<br />
    8. 8. How to start?<br />Interviews<br />Teachers<br />Wai-Not = Private network Makes them feel different<br />Need of adapted Text-to-speech (too complicated now)<br />Can do more than most think!<br />Opportunities in this field to open their world<br />Touchscreens take away the thinking of bringing the mouse to a button to do an action<br />Brother<br />Wants to read things<br />
    9. 9. Application<br />
    10. 10. Original idea<br />Teacher app:<br />Attendance + Tasks checker<br />Grade and problems visualization<br />Interaction during lesson (polls)<br />Quick announcements via Twitter<br />Calendar<br />Student app:<br />Tasks on iPad instead of pen and paper<br />Protected Facebook class group<br />Simple Text-to-Speech<br />Gathering data Text-To-Speech<br />Other use of Data (risk evaluation sites)<br />
    11. 11. Storyboard<br />
    12. 12. Use Cases<br />
    13. 13. Change of plans…<br />Meeting with prof. Duval<br />Liked the ideaBUT<br />Some aspects are for a too general learning environment<br />Application does a lot<br />Risk: application that works but isn’t great<br />Concentrate on part(s) of the application<br />Make it so it will really help people<br />
    14. 14. New Idea<br />Part I: Facebook application<br />Accessibility to social technologies for people with mental disabilities<br />Text-to-Speech + gathering data<br />Pictograms<br />Protect from abuse, “bad” social behavior,…<br />Part II: Visualization application<br />2nd priority: If goals part I achieved!<br />Clustering similar students<br />Focus on certain words<br />Avoiding certain texts<br />COMBINED: A support learning application without the users even knowing it!<br />
    15. 15. Storyboard Part I (1)<br />
    16. 16. Storyboard Part I (2)<br />
    17. 17. Storyboard Part I (3) (level 1!)<br />
    18. 18. Iteration I<br />
    19. 19. Paper Prototype I<br />Change since storyboard<br />Permissions On | Off  On | Hide | Block<br />Avoid frustration<br />Two parts<br />Settings for parents<br /> Use of Facebook<br />Goal: Application usable by:<br />Persons who might not have experience with multitouch devices and/or social networks<br />Persons with a mental disability<br />Think aloud test<br />
    20. 20. Some pictures… (1)<br />
    21. 21. Some pictures… (2)<br />
    22. 22. Some pictures… (3)<br />
    23. 23. Some pictures… (4)<br />
    24. 24. Some pictures… (5)<br />
    25. 25. Some pictures… (6)<br />
    26. 26. Evaluation I: Parents<br />Scenario’s for parents:<br />Login for your child and set that she/he is capable of reading and writing but needs control<br />Set at the permissions everything that has to do with placing comments on “Hide”<br />Go to the next screen (not a straightforward way)<br />Set a password and continue<br />Change the settings so the child cannot create groups anymore<br />
    27. 27. Evaluation I: Parents<br />Some questions afterwards:<br />Age?<br />Any experience with a touchscreen? Could be a smartphone,…<br />Any with the iPad?<br />Do you have a child with a mental disability or a child that is too young to realize any dangers in the world like abuse?<br />Do you have any experience with Facebook?<br />Were the settings clear enough? Any suggestions?<br />Do you find the information panel handy?<br />
    28. 28. Evaluation I: Parents<br />5 parents age 30-55<br />Conclusions:<br />Segmented controls height not clear (4 of 5)<br />Swipe for next screen problem for not-multitouch device users (2 of 5)<br />Trouble finding settings (2 of 5)<br />Received suggestions:<br />Possibility adding standard texts<br />Wishing happy birthday<br />Status updates,…<br />Child not a good word<br />Move settings to iPad settings (frustration)<br />
    29. 29. Evaluation I: Mental disability<br />Scenario’s for person with mental disability:<br />Who was the last one that posted something on your wall?<br />Update your status (This is set that the person is not allowed to do this so there will be popup to enter a password => What is the reaction?<br />Start a new Facebook chat<br />Make a new Facebook group<br />Make a new Event<br />
    30. 30. Evaluation I: Mental disability<br />Some questions afterwards:<br />Have you ever used Facebook?<br />Do you have a Facebook account yourself? If not, interested in one?<br />Any experience with a touchscreen? Could be a smartphone,…<br />Any with the iPad?<br />Do you think it would be handy to have like a button that would read all statuses of your friends aloud or do you prefer choosing the statuses that you want to hear yourself?<br />
    31. 31. Evaluation I: Mental disability<br />Disappointing<br />Hard for them<br />Not visual enough<br />Lack of colors<br />Not good pictures<br />Lot of handwriting<br />What is button and what is text?<br />Test with a child to check basic functionality<br />Tapping existing status should allow updating status<br />Sidebar for chat handy<br />Suggested to move tabs to sidebar (needs further testing)<br />Tapped a lot on text instead of icons<br />
    32. 32. Problems<br />
    33. 33. Problems<br />Facebook changed profile look<br />Part of application for users who might not work with iPad<br />Hard to test a paper prototype with people with a disability<br />Buttons are not so clear<br />Need more colors<br />Written text is a big no go<br />Dilemma: Improve paper prototype VS. Mockup through interface builder?<br />
    34. 34. The road ahead<br />
    35. 35. The road ahead<br />Part I:Iteration II (Adapted paper prototype)<br />Evaluation ready @ 20/12/2010<br />Part I: Iteration III (Mockup on iPad)<br />30/12/2010<br />Part I: Iteration IV (Implement application)<br />24/02/2010<br />Part II: Iteration I (Paper prototype visualization)<br />10/03/2010<br />Part II: Iteration II (Adapted paper prototype)<br />17/03/2010<br />Part II: Iteration III (Implement application)<br />07/04/2010<br />
    36. 36. Questions?<br />

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