Sensing User Needs: Recognition Technologies and User Models for Adaptive User Interfaces

  • Barnabas Takacs
  • Lajos Simon
  • Matthias Peissner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6761)


In this paper we introduce the notion of a Virtual User Lab that employs virtual reality tools to simulate End-Users in realistic application scenarios in order to help industrial designers and application developers to create and test adaptive interfaces that evolve as users’ preferences and potential handicaps are discovered. We describe key elements of the VUL, discuss computer vision-based algorithms for facial information processing to understand user behavior and present an email-reading scenario to better highlight the system’s adaptive capabilities and practical usability.


User interface adaptation facial information processing virtual human interface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barnabas Takacs
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lajos Simon
    • 1
  • Matthias Peissner
    • 3
  1. 1.Semmelweis Medical UniversityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Technical University of BudapestBudapestHungary
  3. 3.Fraunhofer IAOStuttgartGermany

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