Successful User-Centred Design for Tablet PC: A Conceptual Framework

Ahmed Al-Sa'di, Dave Parry


The use of tablet PCs in education enhances the learning process of students. However, the main components of the human–machine system, such as the user characteristics, task analysis, environments and tools (tablet PC specifications) of non-English tablet PC applications have received little attention. This article proposes a conceptual framework of user-centred design for tablet PCs. The user interface design will be improved through simplified user-centred design solutions. By applying this concept, novice designers and developers can better understand the essential components of the user-interface design process. This is illustrated with Arabic language as a case study.


Arabic educational interface design, tablet PC, usability, user interface, UI designers

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