by Asha Jane Brown | October 29, 2019 7:31 am
Modern technologies offer unique opportunities for kids to obtain new knowledge and skills. But it is much harder to attract children’s attention than the adults’ one. If you want kids to love your app and launch it once and once again, app UI and UX design should be simple and exciting. How to achieve that? Let’s try to find out in a new blog article.
Many people think that writing a book for children is a piece of birthday cake. A simple storyline, simple characters, a lot of funny jokes, and you have managed it. But in life, it is more difficult than it might seem. You should consider the psychology of children and things that distinguish them from adults.
Mobile apps for kids are like books for kids. If you want to create an application for teaching or relaxation for kids, you need to stay a child yourself!
UI principles of design apps for kids are various, and though these are parents who install applications, you first need to develop a product for children.
There are three significant characteristics of kids you should remember when it comes to mobile app design:
Consider these differences when developing an app and follow a bunch of useful advice.
We have analyzed the experience of our clients who produce software for kids and share the rules they follow while doing this:
Challenges are extremely important when it comes to children’s applications. Kids love trials everywhere. They make their achievements more significant. Even if you are designing a relaxing app for kids, add more challenges in your applications, and you will get more participation of children.
If a child makes a mistake using the educational application, do not show the solution immediately. Instead, give a hint of what is wrong and let the child figure it out. It is important to let the children make mistakes … and correct them.
By playing in the digital space, children expect to receive visual feedback during interaction with the app. That is why most children’s applications generate some kind of feedback for each interaction.
Give a purpose
Your application should have a goal, and its goal should be obvious from the very beginning, both for adults and for children. Although it’s easy to believe that children will just love to explore your application, they will quickly get bored if there is no use of it.
Define the age range
Finally, remember that children grow very fast. This explains these narrow age groups for which children’s applications are oriented: the ages of 3-4, 5-6, etc. This is because children are constantly developing, and an application focused on a three-year-old child, will not work for a five-year-old. A good strategy is to choose a maximum two-year age range.
Besides, here are some fundamental things you should consider when developing mobile apps for children:
Though design for kids is challenging, at the same time, the process brings a lot of fun. Knowing the peculiarities and needs of your target audience is a step towards the success of the application of any type. Proper quality assurance is another step. QATestLab team is always ready to help you with UI, functional, and compatibility testing of your app, and make suggestions on UI/UX design. We provide a full range of QA services and can help your app achieve success on the market.
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