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IJIET 2017 Vol.7(11): 844-850 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.11.983

Designing Localized Teaching Aids for Sustainable Use through Human-Centered Design in Rural Vietnam

Youngchan Jeong and Namjun Kang

Abstract—The goal of this study was to provide sustainable science teaching aids to a primary school in the rural area of Vietnam. To solve a sustainability issue, field research, an ideation workshop, and prototyping workshops were conducted, following the HCD Toolkit designed by IDEO. A co-creation workshop was also conducted to modify the final product with teachers of the school. Finally, six kinds of science teaching aids were applied at the primary school. The result, although it has some limitations, showed that HCD is an effective way to design a localized science teaching aids for long-term use.

Index Terms—Educational development, educational cooperation, science teaching aid, primary education.

Youngchan Jeong is with the Seoul National University, South Korea (e-mail: ycmailcase@gmail.com).
Namjun Kang is with the Department of Communication, Seoul National University, South Korea (e-mail: njkang@snu.ac).


Cite: Youngchan Jeong and Namjun Kang, "Designing Localized Teaching Aids for Sustainable Use through Human-Centered Design in Rural Vietnam," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 844-850, 2017.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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