User experience or UX on mobile devices can vary significantly for people in different age groups. What works for adults may not work so well for kids. So why not get the little ones to create their perfect mobile phone user experience?

This creative design challenge is fun printable worksheet set to encourage young children and students to design mobile phone interfaces, user experiences and app icons.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and writing pencils.

In this activity, your child will learn about basic mobile user experience design. They will also be able to design their own mobile phone interfaces and apps in the printable worksheets.

It will help your child or student:

  • Learn about the user experience (UX) design industry and how design plays a big part in effective communication on digital media and devices.
  • Improve his/her artistic and creative skills by designing, colouring and adding different ideas to create their own mobile phone interfaces and app icons.

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How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out about user experience (UX) design and what UX designers do. Here's a good introductory video about UX design:

Here's another explanation of what user experience (UX) design is and the different roles of members of a UX design team:

Here's a great source of examples of child-friendly UX designs for the mobile phone:

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  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 6 printable design worksheets for your student or child to dream up and design their own mobile phone user experience (UX).

  • 4 printable mobile phone UX design sheet containing large mobile phone interfaces.
  • 1 printable mobile phone UX design sheet containing 3 x mobile phone interfaces.

Suggested activity: For younger kids (6-7 years), start with providing them the semi-completed sheets (with app icon squares printed on) and get them to colour and design the app icons. For older kids (8-9 years), give them the basic sheets (no or minimal app icon squares printed) and ask them to envision what a good "homepage of a mobile phone interface" should look like.

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