Towards a Merged Interaction Design Pattern Focused on University Prospective Students: Results from a Pretest–Posttest Intervention Study

  • Shirley M. Martínez
  • Omar S. GómezEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 895)


Usability in the software arena is a hot topic that has attracted the attention of researchers. Usability has been studied in different application contexts. In the context of Higher Education Institutions, some usability aspects have started to be incorporated into university websites. In this work, we present a merged interaction design pattern oriented to improve the usability experience of prospective students. The assessment of the pattern was done through a pretest-posttest intervention study, using a sample of 266 prospective students. Our results suggest that the use of an interaction design pattern has significantly improved the usability experience of the participants in this study.


Usability Navigability Pretest-posttest study Software engineering University website Higher education institution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Escuela Superior Politécnica de ChimborazoRiobambaEcuador
  2. 2.Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Software (GrIISoft), Escuela Superior Politécnica de ChimborazoRiobambaEcuador

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