Children are selective about the technology they use. They choose to use specific websites when the experience seems worthwhile and when it beats other options. Children have specific interests and online behavior and require design styles that match their needs.
This 259-page report offers 130 design guidelines based on our usability research. Discussions and 244 screenshot illustrations supplement our findings.
Detailed methodology section that shows how you can conduct your own usability studies with children,
The second edition contains additional recommendations, increasing from 70 to 130 guidelines. We also studied a broader age range, kids 6-11 years old to 3-12 years old.
The third edition contains new and updated screenshot examples.
The information in this report is based on two rounds of studies, conducted nine years apart, with children between 3-12 years old. We used usability testing as the method of research:
Overall, children tested 53 websites targeted at their age group, as well as the kids area on mainstream websites. The studies took place in the United States and Israel in participants' homes, at schools, and in usability labs.
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