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Strengthening pupils

  • Partners: Inklusion Digital GmbH
  • Topics: UX Research and Education
  • Key Actors: Special Needs Teacher and Teacher
  • Outputs: Product Vision, Styleguide, and UX-Concept
  • Ort: Berlin
  • Timespan: October 2021 – February 2022

How can we support teachers through good app design, so they can best assist their students – tailored to their individual learning weaknesses, strengths, and developmental steps?


The SPLINT app, co-developed by us, offers a wide range of measures for targeted and situation-appropriate support in schools. An extensive library contains a variety of examples that can be used both in the planning of support measures in the field of special education and in the implementation of learning status analyses.

We created the visual concept, planned features, and supported our client, INKLUSION DIGITAL, in establishing the SPLINT app in many schools to support students and relieve teachers. Supporting students requires a significant amount of time and documentation effort from educators.

Understanding teachers in their context

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Our work began with understanding the needs and challenges of educators in their support work. We delved deeply into the pedagogical activity of creating support plans and precisely analyzed the requirements placed on teachers.

We identified key areas for improvement and programmatic recommendations for usability by juxtaposing additional relevant stakeholders, legal frameworks, and a process and needs analysis.

Design for digital inclusion

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We understand that each student is unique and has individual needs. Therefore, when designing the SPLINT app, it was important to us to make it possible to capture not only the students' support needs but also their strengths. Teachers can create profiles for their students, edit them on mobile devices, and share them securely with colleagues.

As designers, we delivered wireframes, wording aids for support plans, suggestions for secure (data) access to datasets, as well as intuitive menu navigation for the users. The app includes icons, color schemes, and text modules tailored to the users, designed in a visual language that suits our client INKLUSION DIGITAL.

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Alexander Müller-Rakow (he/him)


Alex is head of strategy at KITE. He possesses extensive expertise in the area of concept development and design methodology of User Experience Design, and he integrates this into KITE's project work. Against the backdrop of digitalized networking and assisting technologies, he primarily addresses audience- and context-oriented design in his work. This includes intelligent services, mixed reality, and machine learning technologies, as well as cross-platform interaction and GUI design.

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