Author name: Xin Su

Assistive Technology: Immersive reader

The Immersive reader is the primary feature of Microsoft Learning Tools and was developed based on literacy science to improve the readability of content. It was mainly designed for students with dyslexia and dysgraphia and by supporting them in a non-stigmatizing way, it helps students with learning differences to grow into more independent learners.

Design Critiques: Pinterest (Android app)

Pinterest is an image-based social network that allows users to catalog, share and discover inspirations using images, GIFs, and videos, either uploaded from their computers or “pinned” from the web. The app requires registration and once logged in, users can start to explore the content.  Discovering content For most users who are familiar with the …

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