First test phase is finished
We wish to thank Prestigio for providing hardware for testing. Not only did we get the chance to test the Beta version of the application, but we also had a chance to see how preschool children are responding to tablets. After the analysis of collected data there are obvious differences in the usage of older devices with hardware buttons, and newer models that do not have hardware buttons. There are also significant advantages for devices that have 4:3 screen ratio.
After this first pilot test conclusions are that children are better accepting newer models that have no hardware buttons and devices with 4:3 screen ratio, since it supports natural form of notebook for writing when used in vertical orientation. Android 4.0 OS that came preloaded on Prestigio devices and its option to disable system shortcuts has proven instrumental in creating interruption free environment for children.
Biggest surprise were big numbers of children that had previous knowledge of touch sensitive interfaces and tablet like devices, and have accepted test tablets as something natural and easy to use.
Second phase of testing project Interactive Bukvar is focusing on testing mathematical models for grading of quality of handwriting and mathematical models for real time monitoring and statistics development of child progress through the learning procedure.