young designers 08
Amit Patil
PGDPD | Software User and Interface Design
Design of Gesture Based Interaction for Exploratory Learning among Kids
Sponsor: HP Labs, Bengaluru
Guide: Rupesh Vyas
AFD  26
CGD  7
GD  27
IDD  6
LAD  16
NMD  9
PD  34
SDM  8
TD  17
Interaction Design
Gesture based interaction
Exploratory learning
The broad aim of the project was to explore opportunities for gesture based interaction techniques. It focused on identifying and designing gesture based interaction that allows exploratory learning activities for children.
The key objective was to design gesture based interaction techniques for existing or new desktop applications that allow exploratory learning for children. The project explored the challenges and opportunities in the domain of designing gesture based interaction for desktop computing devices.
Interaction Design (ID) is an emerging field in the domain of design. However, it is not new and designers have been designing interaction since long; perhaps, in the present era it has got more recognition from other fields. The future awaits the rise of new interaction techniques to evolve, which are more natural, easy to learn and do not require users to adapt to them, but adapt to the user’s needs and behaviour.
The project started by defining the rough scope and framework of the project. The user group was selected followed by user research. A domain research was done simultaneously which continued across the project. Using the understanding of the initial research, we built concepts to reflect the findings. These concepts were reviewed by experts. Based on the feedback and the feasibility, they were modified and improved to pick up a final concept, a detailed concept of which was prototyped simultaneously.
My journey in the six months has been one of understanding and realization. One of the greatest learning was about the complexity of defining a project. Personally, I found that the process of pinning down what you want to design in a specific domain area and understanding the domain is more difficult than simply following the process and completing the design.
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