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Ipad for kids


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Tom Stewart's presentation at UK UPA meets Pecha Kucha Night on Thursday 15th July 2010

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Ipad for kids

  1. 1. Finley Mitchell (co-presenter) <ul><li>Role: Expert user </li></ul><ul><li>Day job: Toddler </li></ul><ul><li>Age: 17 months </li></ul><ul><li>Reason for absence: past his bedtime </li></ul>
  2. 2. system concepts Accessibility, Ethnography and user research, Interaction Design, Usability and UX design, but with a business and task focus <ul><li>. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Pecha Kucha is for young designers </li></ul><ul><li>Our average age is 32! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Explore and Eat – two key business tasks for toddlers
  5. 5. Toddlers want the ipad to be <ul><li>Effective - lots of apps to explore </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient - a natural interface </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfying - fun to use, anytime </li></ul>
  6. 6. Thousands of kids apps
  7. 7. Old Macdonald had a ...bulldozer
  8. 8. Features only a child can find
  9. 9. Books are great but apps do even more
  10. 10. <ul><li>Mean Grandpa only down-loaded the free version </li></ul>
  11. 11. Best app ever!
  12. 13. And some slightly weird apps
  13. 14. <ul><li>Great for </li></ul><ul><li>sharing ... </li></ul><ul><li>even with </li></ul><ul><li>Grannie </li></ul>
  14. 15. What do you mean it’s only 5 am?
  15. 16. Life’s little problems - dribble proof
  16. 17. Who wants to be an American?
  17. 18. Oops I’ve resized it to native iPhone format
  18. 19. Has Grandpa any interesting emails?
  19. 20. As a business tool for toddlers? <ul><li>Effective </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfying </li></ul><ul><li>But a lot of pocket money! </li></ul>