Date of Award


Degree Type

Creative Project

Degree Name

Master of Computer Science (MCS)


Computer Science

Committee Chair(s)

Amanda Hughes


Amanda Hughes


Stephen W. Clyde


Jared C. Schultz


The Skill Builder application is assistive technology for helping individuals build skills through reminders and self-reporting feedback. The application has been built to support Android and iOS devices and followed a user-centric design methodology. Skill Builder’s architecture and development processes are set forth using cross-platform development environments and a native software development kit for the three different versions of the application that were built. The strengths and weaknesses of each of the platforms are explored.

Several studies have been proposed for helping individuals with different needs learn the skills to cope with their challenges. Applications of Skill Builder include students with Autism learning study skills, executive skill learning for vocational rehabilitation, and parents learning to care for children with hearing aids. This report includes the design for a user study for Skill Builder’s effectiveness at helping parents of young children with audiology disorders as they learn the skills required to care for their child.