- Maristella MateraAffiliated withPolitecnico di Milano University
A specific class of user interfaces that are able to change in some way in response to different characteristics of the user, of the usage environment or of the task the user is supposed to accomplish. The aim is to improve the user's experience, by providing both interaction mechanisms and contents that best suit the specific situation of use.
There are a number of ways in which interface adaptivity can be exploited to support user interaction. The interaction dimensions that are adapted vary among functionality (e.g., error correction or active help), presentation (user presentation of input to the system, system presentation of information to the user), and user tasks (e.g., task simplification based on the user’s capabilities). Adaptivity along such dimensions is achieved by capturing and representing into some models a number of characteristics: the user’s characteristics (prefe ...
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- Adaptive Interfaces
- Reference Work Title
- Encyclopedia of Database Systems
- pp 46-47
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- Springer US
- Copyright Holder
- Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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- Editor Affiliations
- 1. College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
- 2. Database Research Group David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Politecnico di Milano University, Milan, Italy
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