Digitizing KidsAction Coaching: A Web App to Support Home-Based Physical Activity for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Digitizing KidsAction Coaching: A Web App to Support Home-Based Physical Activity for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

DFP Student Team: Anika Sayara (MSc, Computer Science, UBC); Jane Jun (MLIS, iSchool, UBC); Jessica Wilkin (MLIS, iSchool, UBC); Kattie Sepehri (MSc, Computer Science, UBC); Preeti Vyas (PhD, Computer Science, UBC)

Faculty Consultants: Stephanie Glegg (Occupational Science & Occupation Therapy, UBC) and Liisa Holsti (OSOT, UBC)

A Web App to Support Home-Based Physical Activity for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities The purpose of this project was to develop a medium-fidelity prototype of a web app for KidsAction Coaching: a goal-oriented, family-engaged intervention for parents of children with neurodevelopmental and intellectual disabilities. Our team undertook a user-centered design process in order to understand the context and needs of the target users: KidsAction coaches and the family caregivers of children they work with. Throughout the project, we were guided by the following questions: 1)Which app requirements are most important to both coaches and families? 2)How can the app meet the needs of the diverse users and community organizations that will adapt KidsAction in the future? 3)How can the app support collaboration between coaches and families in both remote and in-person settings?

1 thought on “Digitizing KidsAction Coaching: A Web App to Support Home-Based Physical Activity for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities”

  1. I really enjoyed the multiple stakeholders you engaged on your customer/client discovery journey, and the end-user perspective for the children (and gamification built into the app itself).

    I would love to have seen you state the factor you needed to solve for around adherence/compliance (i.e. making sure the product had stickiness enough that the end user would want to use it). You clearly solved for this problem through the streaks/dragon’s egg hatching. Really great idea, btw!

    Love this project!

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