Usability in Mexico

Part of the Human-Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)


This chapter presents a portrait of the origins, development and present of Human-Computer Interaction and usability in Mexico. In order to create a better understanding of the country, a brief overview of its demography, economy and culture is outlined. As the development of HCI began in the academia, a summary of universities, laboratories and offered degrees including either HCI or usability studies are listed, along with important results and milestones. Finally, a sample of industrial projects and academic research are described in order to illustrate the actual state of HCI and usability in Mexico.


Indigenous Language Usability Project Mexican Student Mexican Market Average Annual Population Growth 



The author would like to thank all the Mexican HCI academic community that contributed to this research, specially those universities named in this chapter, as well as all the companies and practitioners improving usability in our country. The author would like to give special regards to his university, our collaborators at UsaLab, our business partners and students who help to make HCI and usability a living entity in our country. Finally, my sincere thanks to all the English professors who reviewed and corrected this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Computación, UsaLab Laboratorio de UsabilidadUniversidad Tecnológica de la MixtecaOaxacaMexico

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