Julie Kientz Research Group
Mobile App Design for Preschoolers
The group is currently full for Autumn 2014.
More iTunes apps are designed for toddlers and preschoolers than for any other age group, yet these apps routinely draw on interaction design paradigms created for adults. These UI decisions don’t always translate well, and we will be exploring new design solutions to make children’s games more developmentally appropriate.
This DRG will be co-led by Professor Julie Kientz and PhD student Alexis Hiniker.
We meet weekly on Thursdays from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. (tentative).
You can register for 2-3 credits.
Julie Kientz's Directed Research Group archive:
- Can Smartphone Usage Predict Sleep Status? (2014)
- Reading Group: Game Design and Theory (2014)
- Developing a Validated Measure of User Burden (2013)
- Designing Computing Technology for Tracking Children's Developmental Progress (2013)
- Designing Computing Technology for Tracking Children's Developmental Progress (2011-2012)
- Gameplay Design and Theory Reading Group (2011)
- Designing Interfaces that Make us Think (2010–2011)
- Persuasive Technologies (2009-2010)
- Designing Information Technology for Healthy Living (2008)