To better understand my target audience, I surveyed 24 students from both high school and college. I also conducted two semi-structured interviews with chemistry students at the University of Washington.
I discovered two major themes. The first is that students want their educational tools to adapt to their learning habits and devices. Many periodic table apps force students to use a certain platform or lock their viewport into specific orientations.
The second theme is that few periodic table apps adopt accessible design principles. For example, information may be difficult to read on small screens or color-blind students struggle to differentiate element groups.