Use of intuitive tools to enhance student learning and user experience

Rukiye Altin, Christine Price, Christopher R. Routh, Mustafà Bektik, Nuray Ekşioğlu, Can Koray, Ömer Canbek Öner, Merve Sadeta_, Hilal Şener, Duygu Simsek, Ching-Chen Ma
2009 ACM SIGCSE Bulletin  
Most user interfaces today present system functions by use of verbal or iconic symbols on static 2D menu pages organized in a hierarchical system [1]. This is unnatural to all human beings and must be learned, thus being a barrier between the full use and understanding of computer systems. With this problem in mind we set out to build a website and collaborative application for International Children's Center (ICC) which could be used not only across languages but across ages as well. This
more » ... as well. This effort was tested on a daily basis by a multinational team consisting of students from the United States and Turkey as well as children from the respective countries. This attention to usability will not only lead to an intuitive tool for the client but also teach the students in the course how to build intuitive user interfaces.
doi:10.1145/1595496.1563007 fatcat:zsm263do4ncfvmo2e76il7qq2a