So In: A social interaction learning app
The aim of this project was to develop a mobile application for individuals with a mild autism spectrum disorder known as Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). The most-known characteristic shown by the condition indicates a limited capability of relating with others which will likely cause hindrances in establishing social connections. The project adopts a mentor system in which it encourages a mentor figure to guide and supervise a user to aid them in their endeavour to overcome specific social barriers. While the app is primarily aimed for users, the web platform is aimed as a workspace for mentors.
Data gathered from research has presented a clear notion as to what the proposed application should be able to accomplish. The end-product is a mobile application capable of teaching users about facial expressions, human behaviour and can also be used to develop communication skills and create note entries for mentors to assess a user’s progress. Various testing methods exhibited a very positive response from all participants that tested the system. Usability Testing presented a positive outcome from both web and mobile platforms while Compatibility Testing ensured that the website can run unaffectedly across three modern browsers.