You can read the full report of the thesis in Greek here
This project aims to practice the cognitive skills of people with memory problems (e.g. elderly people, people on the verge of Alzheimer’s disease) through a variety of games.
There was designed and implemented 15 games that are divided into 4 cognitive skills
- Problem Solving
- Brain processing speed
The diploma thesis was held in five stages.
- UX Design and technical requirements
In this stage, we did a bibliographic study about serious games and their association with the problem of mild cognitive impairment(MCI). The purpose of the study was to understand how to design mobile games that they can boost and practice cognitive skills.
UX Design and technical requirements
The users of the application have specific characteristics, so the UX and the usability of the app must be designed carefully. The previous research helped a lot to design the app to achieve its purpose.
Also In this stage we did the analysis of the application. Functional and no fuctional requirements, architecture, structural requirements and design requirements.
The application was implemented for Android platforms with tablet-oriented graphics. A local SQLite database has been used.
The technologies that have been used are:
- Android SDK
Now it’s time to publish the beta of the application and give it to real users. Ten users used the app and we collected some data! To collect data from the evaluation we used two methods passive user observation and questionnaires.
Finally, through the results of the evaluation, we came up with conclusions to improve the usability of the application. So, a massive refactoring has been done. We redesigned the UX of the app, we improved the usability and fixed some bugs.
supervisor professor: Mr. Goumopoulos Christos