Content analysis of mobile device applications for artistic creation for children between 4 and 12 years of age
UNIVERSAL IDENTIFIER: http://hdl.handle.net/11093/2860
EDITED VERSION: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/11/23/11327
UNESCO SUBJECT: 5801.07 Métodos Pedagógicos ; 1203.10 Enseñanza Con Ayuda de Ordenador ; 6104.02 Métodos Educativos
DOCUMENT TYPE: article
This article presents the results of the content analysis of 32 painting and drawing mobile applications aimed at children between 4 and 12 years old. The characteristics of the artistic dimension were studied, such as the possibilities of drawing, color, and experimentation, as well as the characteristics of the technical dimension related to the visual design of the interface, usability, and adaptability to users. The results collected show that mobile apps offer tools that have great potential for artistic and creative development, but also reveal certain limitations and problems in the quality of the graphic tools and interface design. One of the central problems of the interfaces of these apps is related to decontextualization and the lack of attention to the diversity and the heterogeneity of users in that age group.
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