Evaluation of a Prototype Interactive Working Memory Application for Children with Learning Disabilities

Elaine Pearson, Adel Shaban

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This study reports on the evaluation of a working memory application to support children with learning disabilities, designed according to a framework based on guidelines derived from HCI concepts, cognitive load theories, and gamification techniques. The purpose of the evaluation was to examine the extent to which the prototype met the heuristics derived from the guidelines and to identify improvements for the final application. It was important to assess the effectiveness of the framework in practice. Evaluation was carried out by twelve expert reviewers through interaction with the prototype, examination of the guidelines and completion of an online survey. The results suggest that the guidelines are consistent and appropriately applied but also suggested improvements for the final application before testing it with children.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2019
Event16th International Web for All Conference: Addressing Information Barriers - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 13 May 201914 May 2019


Conference16th International Web for All Conference
Abbreviated titleWeb4All 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
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