HOOT READER

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Problem Context

Some children do not enjoy reading. They feel reading is a chore. It is boring because it requires attention and focus or in some cases the child hasn’t found the right book. In school we tend to teach reading in a very industrial way.

Once the child loses interest in reading, it's hard to get them back. The motivation to read also tends to decrease as kids get older. Reading is like any other skill. If you don't practice, you won't develop the vocabulary, the skills, and the ease. You won't be able to read fast.

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User

The users are kids from age 5 to 8 years old. This is an age when most kids start reading or discover books to read.

Reading opens the door to your child's early academic success and imparts a love of learning. Children who can read independently and early have more opportunities to encounter the written word. The sooner children learn how to read, the more books, knowledge, and ideas they will be exposed to. It Improves linguistic skills in the form of a richer vocabulary, correct grammar, improved writing, better spelling and more articulate oral communication.

Primary Research

I spoke to kids and spent time with them to understand their behaviour, needs and wants. The best method to understand the reading habit was to observe kids when they were reading that's when I discovered the real problems they faced.

 

I also introduced kids with different kinds of books and observed how they responded to each type of book. I Interviewed teachers and parents about the reading habits in kids.I wanted to know kids reading habits in the classroom and home. These conversational helped me identify design touch points. 

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Insigts

  • Often while reading, when children get stuck on a difficult word, they will either skip the word or pronounce incorrectly and continue reading the story.

 

  • Most of the time, kids focus on reading the words individually, therefore they cannot understand the meaning of the sentence/ paragraph. This makes the reading less interesting and hinders their imagination. Reading books word-by-word doesn’t help create a whole experience.

Design Objective 

1)To design a way so that kids discover book that they will love to read.

2) Make reading interesting, fun and Interactive which doesn't involve reading from a screen.

3) Encourage kids to read more books / stories

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Ideation

Paper Prototype

Concept

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Let's read together some cards from the story

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