Thesis Evaluation – Mobile Applikationen in der orthopädischen Rehabilitation

The master thesis was written in cooperation with a fitness start-up in Graz and aims to show how several problems can be solved in and after orthopaedic rehabilitation with the help of a fitness and health app (Kendlbacher 2019, 8).

Mobile Applikationen in der orthopädischen Rehabilitation

University and year of publication
Karl Franzens University Graz, 2019

Level of Design
The design of the work itself is structured but no importance was given to making it look appealing – whether colours, additional illustrations, etc. The design of the app (the outcome) is not up to date and is confusing.

Degree of innovation 
The idea behind a fitness app is nothing new, but the requirements within the app are different, which can increase the degree of innovation. To what extent, I cannot judge.

She wrote her thesis with the support of a start-up in Graz.

Outline and structure
She has worked hard on the topic, which is clearly noticeable. She has structured and organised her work into several sections. The work is clearly structured and the division is logical.

Degree of communication
It is clearly and simply structured. The author makes it clear what the thesis is about. 

Scope of the work
The thesis has 76 pages. The scope of the work is large in terms of research, but the design of the app (the final product) is clearly lacking. Unfortunately, the app was not realised but a low fidelity prototype was created and the section describing the app is very small and briefly formulated.

Orthography and accuracy
The work is error-free in spelling and comma placement. The language is good. All sources have always been cited. Abbreviations have been marked with a number and described in more detail at the bottom of the page.

The literature varies greatly between years of publication. The paper was published in 2019, there are two sources published in the same year (6 pages of bibliography). 

Kendlbacher, Julia. 2019. Mobile Applikationen in der orthopädischen Rehabilitation. Graz: Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, 2019