Monday, July 21, 2008
User interfaces should adapt to individual skills and style, rather than forcing users to adapt to the size, location and layout of buttons and menus in computer application software, University of Washington researchers told the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. In response, the team developed the "Supple" user-interface technique. They claim the new tool would allow user interfaces to adapt to screen size, input devices and skill level of individual users. Supple works by offering a configuration option that tests users' dexterity in basic operations, then replicates the appropriate size, location and layout of buttons and menus.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 7:50 AM