Archiv für den Monat: Oktober 2012

the editor-tool

Thinking about the usability of the tablet app especially we thought we have to create an editor-tool. It doesn´t make sense to have a route on the tablet concerning to a totally different city!

So our next goal now is to make it possible for teachers to create their own route and download that on the iPad. Also the editor-tool will be made for the desktop app, so that teachers can use both known and unknown cities for the routes.

and the name is…

We have been thinking about a name for our app a lot and have been asking the kids that helped us with the usability test as well. We now have one!

Since our game-concept is Orientation and Gaming, we created a new word so we could name our app: Ori-Gami. It is an easy to remember name and it also sounds playful and childlike.

We hope you like it!

the results

Using our collected data with the app, our notes and the questionnaire we are now able to improve the app and know more about the kids thoughts about the usability of the app. Here are some of the results:

–          The kids wish a more colorful design

–          They like the sounds that appear when reaching the waypoint or the end

–          The smiley should not start unhappy but with a more neutral facial expression

–          There have been some technical problems that need to be solved (like a better mark for the actual position…)

We will now try to improve the found out points. It is good to know though, that all the kids in general liked the game a lot and didn´t really have any problems with the work on the iPad – not even the ones who had never had an iPad in their hands before.