To Sign Language learners, the lack of immediate feedback during practice is detrimental to their learning experience. Unlike other speaking languages such as Spanish, French, or Chinese which have a large speaker population as well as supported tools and apps, Sign Language has much fewer resources to support its students.
Although a lot of mobile apps, online courses, and Facebook groups have been developed to combat the absence of interactiveness in self-learning Sign Language, there is a huge gap between those solutions and the learners’ needs.
Handy is a mobile app that seeks to improve sign language students’ learning experience by providing real-time feedback on their performance as well as helping them connect with learners with similar backgrounds and interests.
Handy is a mobile app that provide real-time feedback on ASL students' performance and connect them with learners that share similar backgrounds and interests.
⚡️ Real-time feedback
Receive feedback on your performance even when your teachers and classmates are not around. Learn from your mistakes and improve instantly
🎮 Practice while playing
Fun and stress-free ways to learn signs
💪 Be prepared with mock tests
Final exam coming up? Get prepared with a mock exam and detailed feedback on your performance. Create a personalized study plan with daily bit-size exercises based on the feedback.
👯♀️ Learn faster with buddies
Effortlessly connect with sign language students who share the same background and interests. Learn together with signing activities
🔎 Search with actions
Say goodbye to describing signs with words
📣 Translate on the spot
Yet to master more advanced phrases but still want to communicate Deaf people? Use ASL Live to translate sign on the go
1. Competitor Analysis
2. Desk research and user survey
Learn about Sign Language students' current learning methods and habits
3. User interview
Gain a better understanding behind their choice of method
5 participants · 20-minute semi structure interview
From pain points to features
Wire-framing and functionality testing
01. Sign Deck
02. Game as a learning activity
03. Connect with a signing buddy
04. Create a study plan and do mock test
06. ASL Live
💫 What's next?
Although the 4 main features act as a great foundation for the app, there are still a lot of improvements and expansions I’d love to add to Handy in the future. Specifically, I would explore more ways that students can collaborate on the platform as well as develop a curriculum that is adaptive to multiple accents or languages.
Here are some features that I planned to expand on:
Collaborate with online courses to create its own library
Group video call / more interactive game
Learn foreign sign language
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