A design science exploration of a visual-spatial learning system with feedback

Kirsten Alexandra Ellis, Julie Lynette Fisher, Louisa Jane Vaughan Willoughby, Jan Carlo Barca

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Our paper is research in progress that is research investigating the use of games technology to enhance the learning of a physical skill. The Microsoft Kinect is a system designed for gaming with the capability to track the movement of users. Our research explored whether such a system could be used to provide feedback when teaching sign vocabulary. Whilst there are technologies available for teaching sign language, currently none provide feedback on the accuracy of the users’ attempts at making signs. In this paper we report how the three-dimensional display capability of the technology can enhance the users’ experience. Also, when using tracking to identify errors in physical movements, how and when should feedback be given. A design science approach was undertaken to find a solution to this real world problem. The design and implementation of the solution provides interesting insights into how technology cannot only emulate but also improve upon traditional learning of physical skills.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2015)
EditorsFrada Burstein, Helana Scheepers, Gaye Deegan
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherAustralasian Conference on Information Systems
Pages1 - 13
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780646953373
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
EventAustralasian Conference on Information Systems 2015 - University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 30 Nov 20154 Dec 2015
Conference number: 26th
http://acis.aaisnet.org/proceedings/2015.zip (Proceedings)


ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems 2015
Abbreviated titleACIS 2015
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  • Design science
  • Microsoft kinect
  • Sign language

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