Research and writing

Papers I wrote during my MA degree can be found below.

Usability test report

The test aims to investigate and clarify if color represents a visual aid for the reader’s understanding of the instructional illustrations or if the use of arrows and captions is enough of a hint in black and white version, in order to help users finish the specific task. I decided on my objectives based on this research question: 

Is it easier for the reader to understand and follow the instructions if the illustrations are colored or the black and white version is sufficient?


Blissymbols: a speechless visual writing system 

An essay that explores if the speechless Blissymbols system owns certain flexible characteristics which make it suitable for universal usage as a system of symbols.


The interplay between gamification and information design

My dissertation on gamification presents an examination of gameful methods for user engagement used in health mobile applications.