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