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Children play with interactive applications to gain knowledge in their daily life. There are different kinds of interactive applications that help educate children through visual storytelling. In reviewing the current apps available, few of them were written or designed for children with disabilities, especially children with color blindness. Through research, it was discovered that children lack an awareness of color blindness. This thesis aims to design an effective, interactive visual storytelling application to raise awareness of color blindness for elementary school aged children. The project helps children gain knowledge about color blindness through reading and playing activities within the app. In addition, a short color-blind test for children is included. Based on the research of interactive apps and illustration geared towards children, this project’s visual style helps facilitate the children’s goals of learning about color blindness. The visual storytelling also attracts children through the design of unique characters and colorful elements, such as backgrounds, props, and user interface buttons. Visual design principles are integrated and basic design software is used to produce an effective user interface. Usability testing is conducted to test the visibility issues of this app and address any issues that needed to be modified and improved.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Color blindness--Interactive multimedia--Design; Visual communication; Computer games--Design; Application software--Development

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Degree Name

Visual Communication Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)


Chris Jackson

Advisor/Committee Member

Nancy Ciolek

Advisor/Committee Member

Daniel DeLuna


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at RE921 .Y8 2015


RIT – Main Campus

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