Abstract

A reading disability is one form of learning difficulty, caused by neurological factors. Young children with reading disabilities are recognized as having trouble with spelling, reading, writing, and other academic activities. Even though there is no cure for reading disabilities so far, there are many things we can do to help these children. For young children, the best way to help them learn is taking advantage of all their senses.

Multimedia has been widely used in education today. Designers use various formats of digital multimedia to enhance user’s experience in learning. It provides an excellent opportunity to help children with reading disabilities. The mission of this project is using motion graphics and interaction design to stimulate their motivation to learn how to read. The final format of the project is an interactive game on the web. It helps children to learn about letters, phonics, words and how they can be combined into meaningful text.

It could be attractive for children by calling on their different senses as they watch and hear. Interaction design may help children with reading disabilities to remember the information by encouraging them to participate in the learning process actively. Motion graphics is a good way to visualize some complex and abstract text. Overall, the project is focusing on creating a tool that may be helpful, as well as enjoyable, for children with reading disabilities.

Publication Date

5-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Visual Communication Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)

Advisor

Chris Jackson

Advisor/Committee Member

Daniel DeLuna

Advisor/Committee Member

Shaun Foster

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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