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      The Story of Designing an Educational Mobile Application for Children in South of Jordan

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      Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017) (HCI)
      digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive
      3 - 6 July 2017
      Child-computer interaction, Children educational apps, Requirements gathering, Story telling


            Most of the current educational mobile apps for children are developed from the perspectives of developed countries. Due to this, many times parents from the developing/underdeveloped countries do not consider these apps fit to their socio-cultural norms. Targeting this concern, we involved the kids, their parents, and their teachers from South of Jordan region in the requirements gathering and the design phases of an educational mobile app. This mobile app would educate and entertain kids through stories while keeping the social-cultural norms of the region. In this work, we present the requirements gathering and the design phase. Further, we provide details of a design evaluation study that we conducted with ten kids at a public school from South of Jordan region to get their feedbacks on our created design and the stories.


            Author and article information

            July 2017
            July 2017
            : 1-4
            [ 1 ]Information Technology Department

            Mutah University, Al Karak, Jordan
            [ 2 ]Computer Graphics and HCI Group

            University of Kaiserslautern, 67663 – Kaiserslautern, Germany
            © AITarawneh et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of British HCI 2017 – Digital Make-Believe. Sunderland, UK.

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            Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017)
            Sunderland, UK
            3 - 6 July 2017
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive

            1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development

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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Child-computer interaction,Children educational apps,Requirements gathering,Story telling


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