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Lucy Gill
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Lucy Gill

Technology Seer Green, GB
I'm putting together a website that provides reviews of apps for children, parents and childcare professionals to help people (particularly in the UK) to choose the right apps for their children and give developers advice on how to make their apps even better. I've been conducting user research on apps, TV services, websites and other technologies for almost 10 years for leading names like the BBC and have become fascinated by how much children can learn through apps and other technology while having fun. However, as a parent myself I know how hard it is to choose the right apps for your kids and how easily usability or other issues with apps can put the kids off the app completely.

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Kids App Specialist
Qualifications:
  • User Interface Design and Evaluation, Open University
  • MEng in Electrical and Information Sciences from University of Cambridge
  • MA Hons in Engineering from University of Cambridge, UK

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  • Questions 0
  • Answers 7
  • Followers 5
  • Follows 1
  • Votes given 3
  • Votes received 9
Questions Answers Comments Votes
10Dec

I finally made the decision to buy my daughter a mobile phone this September when she started secondary school. Although to me she still felt young, ...

10Dec

I have no problem with parents settings up the Parental Control settings on devices for younger kids. They can be a good safeguard, along with ...

22Nov
How can I break my child's video game addiction?

This can be real problem and I have a number of suggestions to help you handle it but first I thought you might find this article interesting. It ...

07Nov
Is it worth buying a LeapPad rather than a cheap Android tablet?

It might be worth considering a Kurio - an android option aimed at Age 3+. I'm trialling one at the moment and have been impressed. It includes many ...

04Nov
Has any research been done involving recommending educational apps to parents and potential enhanced school progress?

I am involved with something similar (if less academic) myself. I'm reviewing apps for pre-school and primary age children through qualitative ...

28Oct
Any ideas for good iPad cases for an 11-year-old?

The Kensington SafeGrip Rugged cases are very hardy. The handle folds back to prop it up a bit and its also useful for carrying. This came with a ...

27Oct

Here is a list of some of the apps that we use in class. Most of these are free, but a few are paid for. Maths bingo - a variety of maths based games ...

27Oct
What are the best maths apps for kids?

Not an easy question to answer as it depends on the age and stage of the child. There are many great apps out there that are clear and educational ...

19Oct
Are there any good apps that help parents keep up with the curriculum?

If you look at almost any one individual subject at a particular stage there are apps out there that support development of that subject at that ...

18Oct
Which are the best phonics apps?

I agree that Hairy Letters and Pocket Phonics are fabulous. You'll find that many of the hundreds of ABC-type apps out there are aimed at the US ...

Q: How can I break my child's video game addiction?

A: This can be real problem and I have a number of suggestions to help you handle it but first I thought you might find this article interesting. It ...

3 years ago

Q: Is it worth buying a LeapPad rather than a cheap Android tablet?

A: It might be worth considering a Kurio - an android option aimed at Age 3+. I'm trialling one at the moment and have been impressed. It includes many ...

3 years ago

Q: Has any research been done involving recommending educational apps to parents and potential enhanced school progress?

A: I am involved with something similar (if less academic) myself. I'm reviewing apps for pre-school and primary age children through qualitative ...

3 years ago

Q: Any ideas for good iPad cases for an 11-year-old?

A: The Kensington SafeGrip Rugged cases are very hardy. The handle folds back to prop it up a bit and its also useful for carrying. This came with a ...

3 years ago

Q: What are the best maths apps for kids?

A: Not an easy question to answer as it depends on the age and stage of the child. There are many great apps out there that are clear and educational ...

3 years ago

Q: Are there any good apps that help parents keep up with the curriculum?

A: If you look at almost any one individual subject at a particular stage there are apps out there that support development of that subject at that ...

3 years ago

Q: Which are the best phonics apps?

A: I agree that Hairy Letters and Pocket Phonics are fabulous. You'll find that many of the hundreds of ABC-type apps out there are aimed at the US ...

3 years ago

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