A toolkit of mechanism and context independent widgets

Crease, M., Gray, P.D.G. and Brewster, S.A. (2001) A toolkit of mechanism and context independent widgets. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1946, pp. 121-133. (doi: 10.1007/3-540-44675-3_8)




Most human-computer interfaces are designed to run on a static platform (e.g. a workstation with a monitor) in a static environment (e.g. an office). However, with mobile devices becoming ubiquitous and capable of running applications similar to those found on static devices, it is no longer valid to design static interfaces. This paper describes a user-interface architecture which allows interactors to be flexible about the way they are presented. This flexibility is defined by the different input and output mechanisms used. An interactor may use different mechanisms depending upon their suitability in the current context, user preference and the resources available for presentation using that mechanism.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gray, Mr Philip and Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: Crease, M., Gray, P.D.G., and Brewster, S.A.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Publisher:Springer Verlag
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2001 Springer Verlag
First Published:First published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1946:121-135
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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