User centred e-learning platform design

Woo Kyung Shin, Kevin Downing

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Adobe Illustrator is one of the most popular computer graphic programmes used in the fashion industry worldwide due to its excellent quality, and consequently more and more Hong Kong fashion industrialists expect to see graduates with Adobe Illustrator skills as a career entry level requirement. In line with the increasing demand from industry and students, a learner-centred/user-centred design approach was adopted for a project entitled 'Development of technical sketch instructional videos Adobe Illustrator for fashion designers'. An initial website with 15 instructional video clips was created and uploaded onto the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's intranet website. Then, 5 female and 5 male second year students in the fashion and textiles design programme, with no prior Adobe Illustrator training or experience, were invited to participate in a pilot study in order to test the level of learner/user engagement with the e-learning platform. The observations of participants were made by the 'Think aloud method' which has proved effective in detecting design issues for a wider variety of students (Johnston et al. 2006). Upon completion of the observation and data analysis, the e-learning platform was revised twice and then disseminated to more than 2,000 students and staff at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDPPI'11 - Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event2011 Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, DPPI 2011 - Milano, Italy
Duration: 22 Jun 201125 Jun 2011


Conference2011 Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, DPPI 2011


  • Adobe Illustrator
  • e-learning
  • fashion design
  • learner-centred
  • think aloud method
  • user-centred

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software


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