Lexigram Training Flashcard Extension

by Thomas Fitzgerald
Computer Science
Faculty advisor: Dr. Kenneth Schweller

Buena Vista University has been working in accord with the Great Ape Trust in Des Moines on a pictographic keyboard that allows humans and bonobos to communicate. As a way to teach the humans the lexigrams, the pictures on the keyboard, I worked to develop a Java based flash card panel that would fit into the keyboard trainer. I began with a rough idea, refined the image and design, and debugged issues with the program. The trainer was implemented into the keyboard and presented to the Trust mid-March.