A cooperative process for a learnability study with Down Syndrome children

G. Alfredo Mendoza, R. Francisco J. Alvarez, A. Jaime Muñoz, ALEXANDRU CRISTIAN RUSU , E. Francisco Acosta, G. Ricardo Mendoza

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Abstract

Software testing involving users is always a challenge. The combination of the Learnability Testing particularities and the behavioral characteristics of Down Syndrome children makes this challenge especially difficult, since may promote in users negative behaviors such as lack of motivation, fear, shame, boredom and angry. In this paper we present a Learnability study applied over a population of Down Syndrome children, based in two peerworking techniques: Co-discovery and Peer-tutoring. Cooperative learnability is the combination of such techniques in a unique process, it allowed us to improve the emotional-environment during tests, providing a more relaxing, participating, and engaging testing experience. Results showed that certain barriers experienced during the application of previous Learnability studies, over the same population, were overcome by implementing peerworking techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Interaccion 2016 - Held Jointly with the 5th Congreso Espanol de Informatica, CEDI 2016
EditorsFrancisco J. Garcia-Penalvo, V�ctor Manuel Ruiz Penichet, Ernesto Jesus de la Rubia Cuestas, Lourdes Moreno Lopez
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450341196
DOIs
StatePublished - 13 Sep 2016
Event17th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Interaccion 2016 - Salamanca, Spain
Duration: 13 Sep 201616 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Interaccion 2016
CountrySpain
CitySalamanca
Period13/09/1616/09/16

Keywords

  • Disabilities
  • Interaction
  • Learnability
  • Testing
  • Usability
  • UX

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