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Interface Design for Learning: Design Strategies for Learning Experiences by Dorian Peters

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4. Basic Principles A–Z

A crash course in basic concepts from psychology, education, and human-computer interaction essential to the design of learning interfaces

Accessibility

Most interface designers are well versed in the World Wide Web Consortium’s guidelines for web accessibility and in the various country-specific requirements, but abiding by these regulations is critical when it comes to education.

While it might not be immediately obvious, a well-designed, accessible learning experience helps everyone down the road. For example, kids and teens typically use secondhand equipment—special plug-ins and heavy download times can be frustrating. Programs like Flash aren’t available on all devices and may be blocked by corporate firewalls. ...

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