User capability in an adaptive world

Robert Dodd, Steve Green, Elaine Pearson

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Abstract

General computing devices are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, personal, and mobile; and bring expectations of multimedia delivery with them that are traditionally the domain of desktop computing. Given their small form factors with restricted interaction modalities, optimizing interaction between user and device becomes critical to the usability and accessibility of the device. To this end, we present simple but powerful models of user capability, capacity, and preference that allow for a wholly adaptive and optimized user experience, with the models driving selection and configuration of appropriate interaction modalities, and themselves adapting their settings in order to reflect both changes in the environment, and the history of user behaviour. In order to achieve this, user profiles are no longer collections of purely static values, but may also contain functionally dependent properties that are changeable in response to external events. The models themselves do not perform any adaptation, but aim to drive the adaptation process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Media Studies and Implementations that Help Improving Access to Disabled Users, MSIADU'09, Co-located with the 2009 ACM International Conf. Multimedia, MM'09
Pages79-87
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Dec 2009
Event1st ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Media Studies and Implementations that Help Improving Access to Disabled Users - Beijing, China
Duration: 19 Oct 200924 Oct 2009

Conference

Conference1st ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Media Studies and Implementations that Help Improving Access to Disabled Users
Abbreviated titleMSIADU'09
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period19/10/0924/10/09

Cite this

Dodd, R., Green, S., & Pearson, E. (2009). User capability in an adaptive world. In 1st ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Media Studies and Implementations that Help Improving Access to Disabled Users, MSIADU'09, Co-located with the 2009 ACM International Conf. Multimedia, MM'09 (pp. 79-87) https://doi.org/10.1145/1631097.1631110