Sep 11, 2021
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Improving the usability of the Loog app to learn how to play the guitar

$10,000+
2-3 months
United States
2-5
Service categories
Service type
QA and Testing
Domain focus
Consumer Products & Services
Solution type
Gaming
Other

Challenge

Loog Guitars designs and builds 3-string guitars for children and teenagers between the ages of 3 and 14. There are several models; their main purpose is to make it easy and fun to learn. Loog has an application for tablets and mobile phones which, through games, tools and lessons, makes it possible to motivate children to learn to use their own guitar. The application is focused on children and includes a considerable set of innovative functionalities such as a tuner, a songbook, an internal economy based on points, augmented reality to learn chords, and fun games.

Solution

The aim of the tests was to evaluate the usability of a new application version for tablets and its interaction with guitars through the use of tests with children between the ages of 8 and 12. The main research questions that were asked were: Can children understand the user interface? Which are the most complicated tasks? Do the games catch their attention and are they appropriate? Which part of the application do they find most entertaining? What is the interaction between the application and the guitar? Based on these questions, a test script was created for the children to execute, and to evaluate the application’s usability and interaction with the guitar.

Results

Detecting sections with less visibility and problems detected by users Validation of games and their level of difficulty. Identification of suggestions and design alternatives to reduce the learning curve.
Detecting sections with less visibility and problems detected by users Validation of games and their level of difficulty. Identification of suggestions and design alternatives to reduce the learning curve.