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General Information
    • ISSN: 2301-3559
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/LNSE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jemal Antidze
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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Prof. Jemal Antidze
I. Vekua Scientific Institute of Applied Mathematics
Tbilisi State University, Georgia
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of LNSE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of Software Engineering.

LNSE 2015 Vol.3(3): 203-209 ISSN: 2301-3559
DOI: 10.7763/LNSE.2015.V3.191

A Usability Evaluation of Arabic Mobile Applications Designed for Children with Special Needs — Autism

Lyan Al-Wakeel, Amjad Al-Ghanim, Shaden Al-Zeer, and Khalid Al-Nafjan
Abstract—Recent years have witnessed major advances in technologies to support children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). A number of applications have impacted their daily lives, with the goal of enhancing their abilities to understand, interact and communicate with others. The usability of mobile applications developed for people with ASD is important because this group is usually lacking in experience and familiarity with many aspects of new technologies. This paper focuses on comparing the usability of two Arabic mobile applications available in the Apple Store (iPad). Usability of these applications is analyzed using eye tracking and Morae®. Measurement tools are used to collect qualitative and quantitative data and determine the participants’ satisfaction with products. At the end, we presented proposed recommendation for optimal design based on the result of this study.

Index Terms—Autism, eye tracking, iPad, Morae®.

The authors are with King Saud University, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: lalwakeel@ut.edu.sa, amjad.alghanim@gmail.com, salzeer@su.edu.sa, kalnafjan@ksu.edu.sa).


Cite: Lyan Al-Wakeel, Amjad Al-Ghanim, Shaden Al-Zeer, and Khalid Al-Nafjan, "A Usability Evaluation of Arabic Mobile Applications Designed for Children with Special Needs — Autism," Lecture Notes on Software Engineering vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 203-209, 2015.

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