Children play with interactive applications to gain knowledge in their daily life. There are different kinds of interactive applications that help educate children through visual storytelling. In reviewing the current apps available, few of them were written or designed for children with disabilities, especially children with color blindness. Through research, it was discovered that children lack an awareness of color blindness. This thesis aims to design an effective, interactive visual storytelling application to raise awareness of color blindness for elementary school aged children. The project helps children gain knowledge about color blindness through reading and playing activities within the app. In addition, a short color-blind test for children is included. Based on the research of interactive apps and illustration geared towards children, this project’s visual style helps facilitate the children’s goals of learning about color blindness. The visual storytelling also attracts children through the design of unique characters and colorful elements, such as backgrounds, props, and user interface buttons. Visual design principles are integrated and basic design software is used to produce an effective user interface. Usability testing is conducted to test the visibility issues of this app and address any issues that needed to be modified and improved.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Color blindness--Interactive multimedia--Design; Visual communication; Computer games--Design; Application software--Development
Visual Communication Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Yu, Dan, "See a Different World: Interactive Storytelling for Children to Raise Awareness of Color Blindness" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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