Usability Test of WYRED Platform

  • Francisco J. García-PeñalvoEmail author
  • Alicia García-Holgado
  • Andrea Vázquez-Ingelmo
  • Antonio M. Seoane-Pardo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10924)


WYRED (netWorked Youth Research for Empowerment in the Digital society) is a European H2020 Project that aims to provide a framework for research in which children and young people can express and explore their perspectives and interests in relation to digital society, but also a platform from which they can communicate their perspectives to other stakeholders effectively through innovative engagement processes. It will do this by implementing a generative research cycle involving networking, dialogue, participatory research and interpretation phases centered around and driven by children and young people, out of which a diverse range of outputs, critical perspectives and other insights will emerge to inform policy and decision-making in relation to children and young people’s needs in relation to digital society. The WYRED Platform is already developed, but the target group, young people, should accept it to ensure project aims. This paper presents the usability test done to evolve the Platform.


Human interaction Usability analysis Digital society Youth Citizen science Communication networks Technological ecosystems 



This research work has been carried out within the University of Salamanca PhD Programme on Education in the Knowledge Society scope ( and was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport under a FPU fellowship (FPU014/04783).

With the support of the EU Horizon 2020 Programme in its “Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies (HORIZON 2020: REV-INEQUAL-10-2016: Multi-stakeholder platform for enhancing youth digital opportunities)” Call. Project WYRED (netWorked Youth Research for Empowerment in the Digital society) (Grant agreement No 727066). The sole responsibility for the content of this webpage lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

This work has been partially funded also by the Spanish Government Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness throughout the DEFINES project (Ref. TIN2016-80172-R).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco J. García-Peñalvo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alicia García-Holgado
    • 1
  • Andrea Vázquez-Ingelmo
    • 1
  • Antonio M. Seoane-Pardo
    • 1
  1. 1.GRIAL Research Group, Research Institute for Educational SciencesUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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