Teacher Review for Interaction of Color by Josef Albers

Nice visuals for higher ed. students, but leaves a lot to be desired from a user experience standpoint.

Jim P.
Classroom teacher
Melvindale High School
Melvindale, United States
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My Subjects Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Like the app description states, this is a digiatlized interactive ebook of Josef Albers 1963 book of the same title. This app would be used more as a resource, rather than an in class app that students could manipulate. The pay version sits at $14, which may be too steep for many parents to pay to get higher level text for there students. Along with text, there are interactive pages, which allow the user to "play" with various color theory/harmonies. While there is a free version, many students had issues with paying for such a "boring" app.
My Take
Overall, I like the app, however, I am also an illustrator (along with 9-12 fine arts instructor). This app really is catering to the individual who would like to gain more information and study on color. Many of the exercises with color examples can be buggy, and while the app is beatifully rendered, I can see what my students mean when they say that the price tag was just too high.