SignBright: A Storytelling Application to Connect Deaf Children and Hearing Parents
SignBright is a project that was developed by a group of students from Iowa State University for the SigCHI Student Design Competition 2011 and was selected as one of twelve designs to be featured at the Computer Human Interaction Conference in Vancouver, B.C.
Signbright is an application that allows deaf or hard-of-heading children have fun time with their hearing parents by creating or reading stories. At the same time SignBright promotes acquisition of sign language skills by hearing parents and deaf children, providing greater opportunities for interfamilial dialogue and bonding, and promoting development of social and linguistic competencies.
I was chosen as a team leader and participated in all stages of the development of the application starting from the concept development and research to design and user tesging.
Here you can download the paper that was presented at CHI 2011 in Vancouver, Canada.