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Using interaction style to match the ubiquitous user interface to the device-to-hand

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Abstract

Ubiquitous computing requires a multitude of devices to have access to the same services. Abstract specifications of user interfaces are designed to separate the definition of a user interface from that of the underlying service. This paper proposes the incorporation of interaction style into this type of specification. By selecting an appropriate interaction style, an interface can be better matched to the device being used. Specifications that are based upon three different styles have been developed, together with a prototype Style-Based Interaction System (SIS) that utilises these specifications to provide concrete user interfaces for a device. An example weather query service is described, including specifications of user interfaces for this service that use the three different styles as well as example concrete user interfaces that SIS can produce. © IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2005.


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Author(s): Gilroy SW, Harrison MD

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Engineering Human Computer Interaction and Interactive Systems. Joint Working Conferences EHCI-DSVIS 2004,

Year of Conference: 2005

Pages: 325-345

ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online)

Publisher: Springer

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11431879_22

DOI: 10.1007/11431879_22

Notes: book doi: 10.1007/b136790

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783540260974


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