Disability must not be an obstacle to pursuing ones dreams

Studenteropgave: Kandidatspeciale og HD afgangsprojekt

  • Jennifer Florez Kristensen
  • Fie Normann Sørensen
4. semester, Digitalisering og applikationsudvikling, kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
Many students in higher education with a neurological disorder in Denmark tend to drop out of school. Most often not due to their scholastics but lack of mere planning, structure and understanding from teachers. In Denmark you can get help for free professionally but many do not know this is an option. This article explores how it is possible to design an application for students with cognitive disabilities in higher education in order to prevent them from dropping out. To inform the design, interviews of students with ADHD were performed, and a set of design rules and a prototype application was developed through participatory design. The prototype was subsequently evaluated. The key results show that designing for people with cognitive impaired people is difficult due to differences in the individuals, but the design rules show to be of great importance.
In conclusion the students with cognitive difficulties can see the relevance of the application and how it would benefit them in their academic life. The design of the application also plays a big part in if the students would use the application. Although further development and test is still needed.
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