This paper looks at the HCI requirements of young learners in the context of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) resources. It explains the motivation behind the project and the specific deployment context. It outlines some key components that must be taken into account when developing materials for this learner group. For example, the learners cannot read, so no text can be used on the screen. Colors and images are very important to make the material attractive and intuitive for the users. It shows that using HCI observations from other researchers, along with a structured approach, combined with an agile paradigm can produce useful, usable CALL resources in a limited resource context.


young learners HCI CALL primary school agile paradigm 


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  • Monica Ward
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  1. 1.School of ComputingDublin City UniversityIreland

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