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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press has a rich history which can be traced back to 1668. Having moved firmly into the digital world, Oxford University Press came to us with a problem to solve… would it be possible to design and build a digital product to help early learners to read.

  • Augmented Reality
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile App

The brief was to Develop a prototype Oxford wordlist iPad app. Even though this was to be a prototype, it was going to be tested by classrooms of young children so the design needed to be fun, engaging and gamified.

Testing API’s

The purpose of the app was to teach children to read by showing a word, the child reading back to the app and the app api recognising via a speech recognition api whether the child has successfully read the word or not.

As it was not clear which voice recognition API would work the best in a classroom environment we included three api’s.

The teacher then had the ability to switch to each API to see which one would provide the best result.

The tablet app was thoughtfully and beautifully designed and developed and was tested at each stage to ensure that the target audience could intuitively use the app. At each iteration the app was tested again until it was ready to be mass tested in a classroom environment. This testing phase is currently ongoing.