My research is trying to find answers for following questions:
• Information technology is a challenge or an opportunity for school-aged children
• What’s their environment? What factors on or off screen affect their concentration?
• How to engage my audience in staying longer on seat for learning?
• What is the mental model of my audience while they are doing schoolwork? What is
their pain point of doing it?
• What kind of assistance my audience need while studying at home?
• What is the role of parents when my audience is doing homework? How could they
get involved in the system to improve my audience’s learning experience?
After conducting interviews with therapists, pediatric psychologist, parent, and a person with ADD. I put all data on post-its and sorted it by subject:
Parents: help organize, manage, don’t sit side by side, easily get angry.
Time Management: make it routine, set a timer, taking a break.
Learning Material: interesting, touching, finding, let them move around, collect things, put things together, real movement in real time.
Technology: constant feedback, interaction, help organize, put all information together, related to poor reading skill and social skill, parents have to control.
Motivation: positive feedback, reward, surprise.
“I like we have more fun together, rather than put me to a position constantly have to be a control person.” - a mother of 9-year-old boy with ADHD
“I wish there was less blame and more understanding.” - 25-year-old man with ADD
- Children and parents create something meaningful and
educational together on children’s learning experience
- Parents manage their children’s learning at home. Parents
and teachers exchange coaching information and learning