Sesame Street App Developers Offer Insights and Tips

The team responsible for creating the Sesame Street iPad applications has compiled their insights and experiences into a comprehensive guide aimed at those interested in engaging the children’s market.

Through observing children using iPads across more than 60 studies, the team has distilled their findings into a “best practices” guide now available for free.

Here is a snippet from the guide:

“Similar to how television has ‘formal features’—the rules, syntax, and visual and auditory cues that help children understand content—we’re starting to identify these features for touchscreen devices.

For instance, we’ve discovered that children often rest their wrists on the lower corners of the screen, where interactive hotspots are frequently located.


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