Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2019


Mechanical Engineering

First Major Professor

James Oliver


Master of Science (MS)


Human Computer Interaction


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
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