Hello, my name is Lexi! For 13-18 year old students who struggle with reading, writing, and spelling, Lexi is an educational app that collects specialized tools to help students in everyday life and in school. Lexi is the only app for dyslexic students that provides tools for school and everyday life in reading, writing, and grammar.
1 in 5 students suffer from Dyslexia. These children struggle with reading, writing, and spelling, and often do not have specialized help as they get older.
To start, we spoke to some dyslexic students and teachers and got some great insight on how to help them.
We also found through secondary research that there are tools out there to help those with dyslexia, but they are all separate. we wanted to combine these tools into one spot to make it easier for the students to use.
For the process, we started by deciding what features we wanted and roughly where they would go. From there, we moved onto some sketches, where we worked through how the app would be laid out.
Using our sketches, we prototyped the screens. let’s run through some functions. Let’s imagine that you, a dyslexic student, are out and about and see a word you cannot quite sound out. Let’s take a picture of it and transcribe the words!
After logging in, the user has the option of either immediately using a tool or jumping to work on homework.
The tool we want the time is the picture to text option, so press the camera icon!
Now that the camera is pulled up, position it nicely and take a picture!
During user testing we found out that it was better to have the icons in the bottom navigation so they were always available.
The picture will now be scanned for the words that are in it.
After the scan is complete, the words with appear in text form, which can be read aloud or saved to view later.
If you wish to save the text, press “save text” and choose where to save it to.
Another insight was “what do you do with the text after you have it?” which led to the addition of the archive.
After you choose a folder, simply press “add to archives.”
Once this pops up, you are done! You successfully used the picture to text feature of Lexi!
This is just one of the tools availble through Lexi. The voice to text and Text to audio features work similarly to that of the camera.
Lexi helps the teachers out some as well as the students. Lexi can be intregrated into whatever platform the school uses, like Blackboard or canvas, in order to save the teacher time. In blackboard, a teacher can choose to add an assignment that already exists in their system to lexi.
Once the teacher sends the assignment, the student gets a notification.
When entering the app, the student can select homework to go to the homework side of things.
From the homework dashboard, you can choose to look at your assignments.
Here the student can see all of the classes they are in. Tapping a class reveals the assignments.
The assignments and their due dates are visible here. The student can work on the assignments here as well.
Here the student can work on the assignment with access to any of the tools offered by lexi if needed.
When finished, the assignment can be submitted to whatever online portal the school uses!
Other features of the homework side include being able to message a teacher if you need help, a calendar of due dates and textbooks. Everything from this side would be integrated with the online portal used by the school, such as Blackboard or Canvas.
If you wish to view the full clickable prototype, just click on this link!
By providing the student with these tools, we hope to help them succeed both in school and in everyday life.
Where does it end? well, it never really does. Moving forward, we would do more user testing to find other points of confusion and improvement. Thank you for viewing up to this point, and I hope to see you back in the future to see how i’ve progressed!