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Travel Around Words

For dyslexia, to create a learning system. The teacher acts as the master terminal, responsible for the student's assignment and ability assessment, and also keeps the learning progress synchronized with parents.



Research, Ideation, visuals, Prototyping


2 Month Project

Tools Used 

Adobe CC

I often met children with dyslexia in church during my high school years, and I understood their difficulty in learning languages. When I have the opportunity, I will use the current interactive technology to create a better educational experience for them.


What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a common learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding).

When children reach a certain age some of them will face different levels of dyslexia. Sound and image are relatively easy for them to recognize. However, when they are associated with abstract words, they may encounter difficulties that they cannot overcome.

If the child seems to have difficulties understanding and processing verbal information, special educational needs (SEN) advice should be sought by his/her parents.

Current Situation


To use Elkonin boxes, a child listens to a word and moves a token into a box for each sound or phoneme. In some cases, different colored tokens may be used for consonants and vowels or just for each phoneme in the word.

Potential Problems

  • The teacher's manual record is liable to error

  • The students' problems are complex to expose when they say the word together

  • Lack of parental involvement



Design Pillars

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Design Solutions


System Map

In this learning system, the teacher acts as the master terminal, responsible for the student's assignment and ability assessment, and keeps the learning progress synchronized with the parents.

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In addition to cards and marbles, the traditional Elkonin Box Game also required pronunciation from teachers and students.


In order to make students have a more efficient learning system, I designed an Individual Digital Version of the Elkonin Box Exercise.

  • Individual Learning with no interference

  • Immediate correction feedback

  • Fun & entertaining learning by playing

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Use-Case Scenario

Interface | Teacher

On the web system, teachers can organize students into different groups according to their conditions and check the real-time completion of homework and send homework reminders to student's parents when it's overdue

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Interface | Teacher

Parents' mobile phones will show their children's progress in class today. The App also allows parents to track students' daily task learning history.

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Digital Elkonin Box | Benefit

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Traditional In-class Elkonin Boxes Exercise

  • Physical materials

  • In-class small group study

  • Same word list to everyone

  • No parents involved

  • No records

Digital Version of Elkonin Boxes Exercise

  • Extending the learning scenario

  • Keep the education value

  • Enhance teacher’s management

  • Personalized wordlist

  • Real-time shared records

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