Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2019

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Major Professor

James Oliver

Degree(s)

Master of Science (MS)

Major(s)

Human Computer Interaction

Abstract

Focusing on users that want a remote way to connect with young loved-ones, such as grandchildren or a friend’s child, the system being developed will assist users in recording a video of them reading a digital storybook. Users with limited digital literacy expressed the need for a system that offers in-system assistance through a step-by-step walkthrough. Other users noted the limited attention span of the child they were trying to connect with and the need for a system that is more engaging for children than traditional video calls. Based on user needs and market availability, the tasks supported in the system include: recording a video while reading a digital storybook, watching a recording of a video, and reading a digital storybook live through a video call. Receiving positive comments from users about the potential of the concept, task completion data revealed that the biggest usability gains would most likely come from a clearer task flow and interface simplification.

Copyright Owner

Breann Black

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License

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