Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 32, Pages: 1-7
Norhaslina Kamarulzaman1*, Nazean Jomhari1 , NorakyaireeMohd Raus2 and Mohd Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff3
1 Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; [email protected], [email protected]
2 Faculty of Quranic and Sunnah Studies, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Bandar Baru Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia; [email protected]
3 Department of Al-Quran and Al-Hadith, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; [email protected]
Background/Objectives: This study aim to provide a clear user requirement for developing learning apps for Down syndrome children by using Fuzzy Delphi Method (FDM) method in User Centred Design (UCD) process. Methods/ Statistical Analysis: UCD is an approach that supports the entire development process with user-centred activities, in order to create applications which are easy to use and are of added value to the intended users. Whilst, the FDM is a technique to obtain the approval of experts in determining the item or sub-item in a study carried out. The targeted user in this study is students with Down syndrome. Findings: The first stage utilizes FDM to obtain the characteristics of the user, learning method and structure of learning technology that suit with user in designing the application. The empirical study show the list of user requirement that can be used in the developing the learning application. It is also used to obtain information about the extent to which the needs of technology in support of teaching and learning. Application/ Improvements: The findings of this study are expected capable of contributing to the needs of researcher and programmer to understand the basis of the basic learning needs of students with Down syndrome.
Keywords: Down Syndrome, Fuzzy Delphi Method, Learning Technology, User Centred Design, User Requirement
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