Users: Workshop participants include university faculty and professional staff with little to no familiarity with an iPad. Users may have used other mobile devices like phones, e-readers or tablets in the past. Reading level and diagram reading skills should be ranked as high.
Solution: This graphic was created to for a discussion activity on apps for use with students. Participants will download each of the listed apps and then practice using them within their group. At the end of the activity, each participant will create a learning activity that incorporates at least 2-3 of the apps on this list. I wanted to create a sheet that would serve as an easy to use reference, so I incorporated the concepts of alignment (all text and icons are aligned) and repetition (the same format is used for each app.)
User-Test: After having a friend review the graphic, she said that she liked being seeing the app icon because it will make it easier for the user to find. One suggestion she had was to make the icons hyperlinks so that users will be able to click-through to download the app.
Changes I’ll Make: I like the suggestion from my friend to make it easy to download the apps, so I will add this element. Also, I will consider making more top 10 lists in the future (like Best Apps for Photography and Best Apps for Productivity) and will maintain this format.