Laurie Coker, Founder, MagicSpellsDEVELOPER CONF
Learn about the developmental research process with an app that puts learning at your fingertips. Combining sight, sound, and touch -- physically feeling letters and words on the screen -- learners use this multi-sensory app to engage with words, building their vocabulary, and improving reading and writing skills all within a single digital device.
In this workshop, you will follow the developmental research approaches that guided the design and development of this product. Through the exploration of the app and the developmental process, participants can plan their design path for the creation of their own digital educational tool.
In addition to exploring the process of design to prototype, we will present a multisensory experience in a hands-on workshop highlighting we went from idea to application.
After completing activities, participants will engage in discussion about the benefits of multisensory learning tools and investigate the possibilities afforded to educators with the advent of innovative touch technology. Researchers and practitioners can gain valuable research data from a doctoral developmental dissertation project for designing multisensory applications and experiences. Attendees will receive a Developmental Research and Multisensory Design Fieldbook (both digital and hardcopy forms).