Research Motivation: Understand what dyslexia is, learn about dyslexic strengths, and how dyslexia impacts peoples' experience in the recruiting process.
Understand the impact of dyslexia on job interviews and determine opportunities for job seekers to leverage their strengths and overcome challenges.
We conducted six interviews - five with working professionals and job seekers who have dyslexia and one with a speech-language pathologist that specializes in dyslexia.
Interviews included a hands-on mock interview activity to understand how people with dyslexia plan interview responses - including the tools and techniques they use to do this.
Analysis & Findings
Qualitative coding and affinity analysis were used to understand core interview themes. Quotes, observations, and mock interview artifacts were sectioned into topics in a Figma board (e.g., strengths, challenges, approach to planning). This created a map of content that facilitated review and further division into sub-themes.
This process culminated in the development of four core findings that informed the final design requirements.
"I can have some huge accomplishments, and if I don't have the bullet points in front of me, I probably won't remember it. It's silly, it's my own life...I basically forget my own stories.” - P4