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Adaptive User Interfaces

Principles and Practice

The area of intelligent and adaptive user interfaces has been of interest to the research community for a long time. Much effort has been spent in trying to find a stable theoretical base for adaptivity in human-computer interaction and to build prototypical systems showing features of adaptivity in real-life interfaces. To date research in this field has not led to a coherent view of problems, let alone solutions. A workshop was organized, which brought together a number of well-known researchers in the area of adaptive user interfaces with a view to

develop a coherent view of the results accomplished in the field

organize basic ideas which might lead to a more general methodology for adaptivity in order to overcome the problem of specialized, non-generalizable solutions, and

discuss possible areas for future research in the field and to define criteria for the selection of the most promising directions of such research.

The results of the workshop are presented in this volume. The authors have collected papers from the participants which describe both their research and their views on questions which were dealt with during the workshop. A state-of-the-art report and taxonomy for the field of adaptive interfaces and a discussion summary are also included in this volume.


Published: June 1993

Imprint: North-holland

ISBN: 978-0-444-81545-3


  • Introduction (T. Kühme, M. Schneider-Hufschmidt). Part I: Setting the stage. State of the art in adaptive user interfaces (H. Dieterich et al.). Shared knowledge in cooperative problem-solving systems - integrating adaptive and adaptable components (G. Fischer). Experiences from the AID project (D.P. Browne). Spaces and distances: Software architecture and abstraction and their relation to adaptation (G. Cockton). Part II: Modelling users, tasks, and dialogs. User modelling: recent work, prospects and hazards (A. Kobsa). Pragmatic user modelling for adaptive interfaces (J. Kay). Accommodating individual differences through an adaptive user interface (D. Benyon). Intelligent user support based on task models (H.U. Hoppe). A demonstrator based investigation of adaptability (F. Koller). A built-in provision for collecting individual task usage information in UIDE: The user interface design environment (P.N. Sukaviriya, J.D. Foley). Part III: Prototypes and Systems. AIDA - an adaptive system for interactive drafting and CAD applications (J.A. Cote-Muñoz). Adaptive user interface design and its dependence on structure (D.P. Sanderson, S. Treu). Adaptive hypermedia for support systems (G. Grunst). A user-adaptible interface to predict users' needs (E.H. Sherman, E.H. Shortliffe). Part IV: Evaluation. Contributions of a social science based evaluation for adaptive design projects (C. Grüninger, W. van Treeck). Discussion results (U. Malinowski, M. Schneider-Hufschmidt). About the authors. Subject index.


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