Design of an app for distance learning

Hoang Quoc Tran Supervisor: Ivo Malý Master thesis 2022
In order to tackle educational disparities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, schools in the Czech Republic (and around the world) transitioned to unconventional distance education on an unprecedented scale. Despite enabling the continuation of educational activities, due to institutions’ lack of experience with the now normalised distance education, it has been quite apparent that many serious difficulties which need to be addressed have emerged. This thesis employs User-Centered Design to analyse the needs of the target user group (educators and students from elementary schools and high-schools) and presents two prototypes of an interactive videoconferencing tool replicating real-life spaces and interactions. Following the mentioned methodology, these prototypes were evaluated against the target user group and the findings suggest that the solution can indeed elevate the students' and educators' experience in distance education.