Evaluation of a Usability Testing Guide for Mobile Applications Focused on People with Down Syndrome (USATESTDOWN)

  • Doris Cáliz
  • Javier Gomez
  • Xavier Alamán
  • Loïc Martínez
  • Richart Cáliz
  • Carlos Terán
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10069)


Usability testing of mobile applications involving people with Down syndrome is an issue that has not been comprehensively investigated. There is no single proposal that takes on board all the issues that could potentially be taken into account to deal with the specific needs of people with Down syndrome. We propose a guide for a usability testing process involving participants with Down syndrome. This guide is called USATESTDOWN. It is based on a literature review and experience gained at a number of workshops where people with Down syndrome used mobile devices. This paper briefly describes USATESTDOWN and its application at a special employment centre called PRODIS with 10 participants.


Usability testing Mobile applications Cognitive disability Down syndrome Human computer interaction (HCI) Mobile devices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Doris Cáliz
    • 1
  • Javier Gomez
    • 2
  • Xavier Alamán
    • 2
  • Loïc Martínez
    • 1
  • Richart Cáliz
    • 3
  • Carlos Terán
    • 3
  1. 1.CETTICO Research Group, ETSIINFTechnical University of MadridBoadilla del Monte, MadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of Computer EngineeringAutonomous University of MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.FIS Group, Departamento de Informática y Ciencias de la Computación (DICC), EPNEscuela Politécnica NacionalQuitoEcuador

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