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It's a game-changer for special educators, who can now devote more time to teaching and less time to administrative tasks.

Nestling

Indiana University Herron School of Art + Design

Capstone Thesis

  • Nestling is an application that helps special educators teach independent living skills.

  • It automatically records, evaluates, and shares student performance of everyday tasks.

  • Nestling offers pre-made tasks and visual aids for students, and the ability to record video of student performances.

  • Notifications are sent to teachers when students fall behind individual education plan goals, and performance data is shared with parents.

  • Nestling's research journey began with TAP, and it leverages ethnographic research and other tactics to create a novel and useful solution for special educators.

Cliff Notes

Parting Thoughts

By focusing on the "big picture" of functional and design criteria, Nestling provides a brand and user experience that is maximally useful and usable. It's a game-changer for special educators, who can now devote more time to teaching and less time to administrative tasks.

The Nestling Story

Nestling's journey began with TAP, which proved the concept of automating video self-modeling, task analysis, and task data evaluation in augmented reality. Nestling takes this concept to the next level by leveraging ethnographic research, observation, competitive analysis, and a breadth of qualitative and quantitative research tactics to create a novel and useful solution.

First, it offers a library of pre-made tasks and visual aids that guide students through the learning process quickly and intuitively.

Second, educators can record video of their students completing tasks, which can be used as visual aids in future sessions.

Third, Nestling notifies teachers when students fall behind individual education plan goals and shares performance data between teachers and parents.

What's Nestling?

Nestling revolutionizes special education by making it easier for educators to teach skills for independent living. With Nestling, educators can record, evaluate, and share student performance of everyday tasks, eliminating the need for time-consuming and costly visual aids. Nestling achieves this through three innovative features:

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