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GGM Tech Day
Berlin, Germany
July 13, 2013
Designing Apps
for Little Fingers
Kathryn Rotondo
kathrynrotondo.com
@krotondo
...
Hello
Saturday, July 13, 13
My kid
Saturday, July 13, 13
My app
Saturday, July 13, 13
Kid + Tablet = ?
Saturday, July 13, 13
Age + Ability
Saturday, July 13, 13
Orientation
Saturday, July 13, 13
Hands
Saturday, July 13, 13
Most Intuitive
Gestures
Saturday, July 13, 13
Tap✓Saturday, July 13, 13
Draw✓Saturday, July 13, 13
Swipe✓Saturday, July 13, 13
Drag✓Saturday, July 13, 13
Least Intuitive
Gestures
Saturday, July 13, 13
Pinch/Zoom✗Saturday, July 13, 13
Tilt/Shake✗Saturday, July 13, 13
Multi-Touch✗Saturday, July 13, 13
Flick/Fling✗Saturday, July 13, 13
Double Tap✗Saturday, July 13, 13
Flow
Saturday, July 13, 13
Greetings
Saturday, July 13, 13
Guides
Saturday, July 13, 13
Goal
Saturday, July 13, 13
Instructions
Saturday, July 13, 13
Interactive Elements
Saturday, July 13, 13
Timeouts
Saturday, July 13, 13
Wrong Answers
Saturday, July 13, 13
Payouts
Saturday, July 13, 13
Feedback
Saturday, July 13, 13
Menu
Saturday, July 13, 13
Organization & Continuity
Saturday, July 13, 13
End of Play
Saturday, July 13, 13
UI Components
Saturday, July 13, 13
Scrolling
Saturday, July 13, 13
Indicating “More”
Saturday, July 13, 13
Iconography for Buttons
Saturday, July 13, 13
Text
Saturday, July 13, 13
Reading: Not Required!
Saturday, July 13, 13
Highlighting
Saturday, July 13, 13
Fonts
Saturday, July 13, 13
Counters
Saturday, July 13, 13
Audio
Saturday, July 13, 13
Concise
Saturday, July 13, 13
Terminology
Saturday, July 13, 13
Interruptability
Saturday, July 13, 13
Sound Effects
Saturday, July 13, 13
Interactivity Cues
Saturday, July 13, 13
Background Music
Saturday, July 13, 13
For Grown-Ups
Saturday, July 13, 13
For Parents
Saturday, July 13, 13
Baby Gate
Saturday, July 13, 13
Parent Tips
Saturday, July 13, 13
Know What’s Inside
Saturday, July 13, 13
Help
Saturday, July 13, 13
Registration/Login
Saturday, July 13, 13
Questions?
Saturday, July 13, 13
Thanks
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It’s amazing to watch a young child play with a touch device, they can seem to “get it” right away. But there are still special considerations to make when designing for young kids, to maximize their engagement and minimize their frustration.

We’ll cover how to best connect with children using characters, audio and visual indicators, inactivity timeouts, and more. We’ll also discuss which gestures are the most and least intuitive for small fingers, and how the way children hold tablets affects where to place elements. Finally, we’ll explore what content to include for parents, and how.

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  1. 1. GGM Tech Day Berlin, Germany July 13, 2013 Designing Apps for Little Fingers Kathryn Rotondo kathrynrotondo.com @krotondo Saturday, July 13, 13
  2. 2. Hello Saturday, July 13, 13
  3. 3. My kid Saturday, July 13, 13
  4. 4. My app Saturday, July 13, 13
  5. 5. Kid + Tablet = ? Saturday, July 13, 13
  6. 6. Age + Ability Saturday, July 13, 13
  7. 7. Orientation Saturday, July 13, 13
  8. 8. Hands Saturday, July 13, 13
  9. 9. Most Intuitive Gestures Saturday, July 13, 13
  10. 10. Tap✓Saturday, July 13, 13
  11. 11. Draw✓Saturday, July 13, 13
  12. 12. Swipe✓Saturday, July 13, 13
  13. 13. Drag✓Saturday, July 13, 13
  14. 14. Least Intuitive Gestures Saturday, July 13, 13
  15. 15. Pinch/Zoom✗Saturday, July 13, 13
  16. 16. Tilt/Shake✗Saturday, July 13, 13
  17. 17. Multi-Touch✗Saturday, July 13, 13
  18. 18. Flick/Fling✗Saturday, July 13, 13
  19. 19. Double Tap✗Saturday, July 13, 13
  20. 20. Flow Saturday, July 13, 13
  21. 21. Greetings Saturday, July 13, 13
  22. 22. Guides Saturday, July 13, 13
  23. 23. Goal Saturday, July 13, 13
  24. 24. Instructions Saturday, July 13, 13
  25. 25. Interactive Elements Saturday, July 13, 13
  26. 26. Timeouts Saturday, July 13, 13
  27. 27. Wrong Answers Saturday, July 13, 13
  28. 28. Payouts Saturday, July 13, 13
  29. 29. Feedback Saturday, July 13, 13
  30. 30. Menu Saturday, July 13, 13
  31. 31. Organization & Continuity Saturday, July 13, 13
  32. 32. End of Play Saturday, July 13, 13
  33. 33. UI Components Saturday, July 13, 13
  34. 34. Scrolling Saturday, July 13, 13
  35. 35. Indicating “More” Saturday, July 13, 13
  36. 36. Iconography for Buttons Saturday, July 13, 13
  37. 37. Text Saturday, July 13, 13
  38. 38. Reading: Not Required! Saturday, July 13, 13
  39. 39. Highlighting Saturday, July 13, 13
  40. 40. Fonts Saturday, July 13, 13
  41. 41. Counters Saturday, July 13, 13
  42. 42. Audio Saturday, July 13, 13
  43. 43. Concise Saturday, July 13, 13
  44. 44. Terminology Saturday, July 13, 13
  45. 45. Interruptability Saturday, July 13, 13
  46. 46. Sound Effects Saturday, July 13, 13
  47. 47. Interactivity Cues Saturday, July 13, 13
  48. 48. Background Music Saturday, July 13, 13
  49. 49. For Grown-Ups Saturday, July 13, 13
  50. 50. For Parents Saturday, July 13, 13
  51. 51. Baby Gate Saturday, July 13, 13
  52. 52. Parent Tips Saturday, July 13, 13
  53. 53. Know What’s Inside Saturday, July 13, 13
  54. 54. Help Saturday, July 13, 13
  55. 55. Registration/Login Saturday, July 13, 13
  56. 56. Questions? Saturday, July 13, 13
  57. 57. Thanks Sesame’s Best Practices Guide for Children’s App Development Moms with Apps Know What’s Inside Program Studio Proper Clumsy iPad Case Illustrations provided by GestureWorks® Saturday, July 13, 13
  58. 58. Apps Superwhy Bobo Explores Light Shapes & Puzzles LEGO® DUPLO® Zoo Magic Stickers The Three Little Pigs Casper Scare School Monkey Preschool Lunchbox Toca Kitchen Spy Mouse HD Toca Doctor LEGO App4+ Bad Piggies HD Pudding Monsters HD Sprinkle Junior Little Red Riding Hood Peekaboo Trick or Treat Make it Pop The Monster at the End of this Book...starring Grover! Sid the Science Kid Read & Play Endless Alphabet Interactive Alphabet Toca Builders Wee You Things Saturday, July 13, 13
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