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An Empirical Study on Usability Operations for Autistic Children

The word autism was defined by Leo Kanner [1] for the first time described "Early Childhood Autism" as a distinct personality disorder, a great difficulty to communicate with others. Due to the problem presented by users with autism, it is necessary to create interfaces and applications that fit the capabilities of this type of user. This paper identifies operations in tasks of mobile applications that an autistic child can execute with less complexity based on the metrics KLM-GOMS y TLM-GOMS. There were used applications of which cases of uses were elaborated for every application The results show how autistics users realize each one of the operations for every user's level and the difference compared with the model proposed by Goms, this is with the purpose of generating an average and of being able to develop applications that they adapt to the skills of the users with this spectrum. The experimentation shows the total time in seconds that it is necessary to be able to realize every case of use and be able to complete the goal assigned for each application. Our results show that autistic users need more time to interact with the technology for it is necessary to propose new times and develops applications that they adapt to the user.

Author(s):

Angeles Quezada    
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
Mexico

Reyes Juárez-Ramírez    
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
Mexico

Samantha Jiménez    
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
Mexico

Alan Ramírez-Noriega    
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
Mexico

Sergio Inzunza    
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California
Mexico

 

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