Mobile App and API

Toponimo.

Designed, developed and evaluated a mobile application for second language learning.

Client

Sharp Labs Europe

Partners

Nottingham College

University of Nottingham

The BACKStory.

As a global fortune 500 company with a long history of innovation, Sharp were looking to increase innovation in the educational technology sector. Specifically, they were interested in the role mobile technologies could play in second language learning in real world contexts.

Sharp partnered with Seventh Stage to design, develop and evaluate a new technology that would allow learners to acquire new vocabulary using their physical environment.

Second Language Learning

Real World Contexts

What
we did.

01.

Design

Pedagogically situated design process involving language learning students and teachers.

02.

Development

Agile rapid prototyping approach allowing for quick iterations informed by results of ‘in field’ evaluations.

03.

Evaluation

With the help of our partners we deployed the technology in a further education college in central Nottingham for real world user testing.

04.

Report

We wrote and presented the results of our technology to staff at further education colleges throughout the East Midlands.

Design. Develop. Evaluate.

Iterate

THE
OUTCOMES.

At the heart of this project was a commitment to releasing an open technology that could be used by students and teachers in further education colleges throughout the UK. As such we published three open source technologies.