The Interaction Design of Mobile Apps for Chinese Early Education
Based on the current status of children’s abundant exposure to mobile devices and the massive using apps as early education method in our daily life, this research explores the relationship between preschool children’s cognitive characteristics and styles and interaction design of early education applications, with different qualitative research methods, to evaluate the interaction design for some representative apps. And then guidelines for the interaction design of mobile apps for early Chinese education is proposed and evaluated. This research aims to supply a reference for interaction design for early education apps, hoping that better and appropriate early education apps for children will be provided in the future.
KeywordsInteraction design Cognitive style Early education Mobile apps
The research reported in this paper was supported by the 2016 project (16ZB0217) of Sichuan Province Department of Education and 2014 project (GY-14YB-13) of Industrial Design Research Center of Sichuan Province Department of Education. Thanks to all who were involved in this research.
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