Results follow up, InSTEDD 2017
Incubator work with KAPE
In this update we highlight one of the organisations InSTEDD is working with to gain an understanding of the methods employed and what the research feedback sessions contribute to the training process.
Most IT platforms have accommodated the latin script, but there are a number of language scripts that have been excluded. Khmer was one of them along with a majority of the languages belonging to the Brahmi family of language scripts. That is, until open source solutions that allow for the programming of various scripts into user interfaces were developed.
InSTEDD is working with KAPE in developing reading content in Khmer for grades 1 through 3. The research has found from field tests that touch screen experiences are limited for many users and time should be devoted to familiarising users with the use aspects of the interface before delving into evaluating the content.
The research reports are being fed directly into the implementation activities as the 10 organisations contribute with their feedback on what needs improvement. Some organisations identified logistical issues which InSTEDD has addressed in the follow-up sessions. For instance, the timeframe for the iCamp sessions has been extended from one day to one and a half days. A broader introduction has been incorporated, as some of the organisations taking part in the capacity building are hearing about Human Computer design processes for the first time. More time has been devoted to explaining these processes carefully.