Patterns for User Interface Adaptations

Towards Runtime Adaptations for Improving the Usability of Web Forms for Elderly Users
  • Gottfried Zimmermann
  • Annkristin Stratmann
  • David Reeß
  • Tobias Glaser
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9193)

Abstract

Websites and web applications that require user input via web forms can be a usability barrier for elderly users if not designed carefully. This issue is even compounded by a broad diversity of needs and preferences as observed in this group of users. In this paper, we report about a current study in which we prototypically implemented and empirically evaluated four exemplary patterns of user interface adaptation. These patterns allow for dynamic substitution and/or augmentation of user interface parts at runtime, with the goal of improving the individual usability for an elderly user in a specific use context. This approach could eventually lead to highly personalized web forms within GPII and URC enabled infrastructures.

Keywords

User interface adaptation Personalized user interface Web forms Supplemental user interface resources GPII URC 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gottfried Zimmermann
    • 1
  • Annkristin Stratmann
    • 1
  • David Reeß
    • 1
  • Tobias Glaser
    • 1
  1. 1.Responsive User Interface Experience Research GroupStuttgart Media UniversityStuttgartGermany

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