Disabilities in learning have been a growing concern for the national system of education. While a number of organisations have emerged to provide special attention to children suffering from learning disabilities, there is a lack of adequate technological support to make the lives of these children easier.
Children with learning disabilities face difficulties if teachers do not give them extra attention or do not have teaching - learning methodologies tuned to their disability.
This project is aimed at bringing independency, spontaneity and enabling smooth learning to those with learning disabilities like autism and dyslexia.
By focusing on the memory deficits often noticed in students with learning disabilities, the project puts forward a recommendation for a rehearsal program with a series of cognitive exercises which will help children enhance their ability to memorise, an essential technique to learn effectively.
The design contributes in training and evaluating the progress of children after classroom teaching and assistance in learning.
The project starts with an in-depth research, which includes literature study, school visits, personal interviews with experts, doctors and teachers and finally interaction with students suffering with disabilities in learning.
The second phase of the project comprises of analysis of data collected, initial brainstorming and idea generation and user testing. The user testing helped in gauging the effectiveness of the design idea and the child’s’ level of ease.
The predominant patterns and key insights derived from the research helped in deciding the design goals and guidelines for the system which led to the final phase of conceptualisation, design detailing and subsequent iterations from user testing and feedback. The project ends with a high fidelity prototype of the design recommendation.
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