My final thesis work was conducted through a collaboration with professors at both DTU and KAIST. Based on previous work, I designed and tested a way of creating plans broken into small actionable steps. Furthermore, I created a prototype web-app based on these initial findings to test the hypothesis, that providing feedback to others’ learning plans will help improve one’s own.
Cactus is a social platform for helping users reach their learning goals. Prototype was built as a cross platform mobile application, developed in React Native. The application utilized multiple ways of engaging users in their learning plans such as sharing of progress, gamification and feedback. Users were encouraged to share their progress such that they could grow a virtual Cactus. Especially this feature seemed to incentivise user to engage more with their learning.