Designing for individuals

usable touch-screen interaction through shared user models

Kyle Montague, Vicki L. Hanson, Andy Cobley

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    Abstract

    Mobile touch-screen devices are becoming increasingly popular across a diverse range of users. Whilst there is a wealth of information and utilities available via downloadable apps, there is still a large proportion of users with visual and motor impairments who are unable to use the technology fully due to their interaction needs. In this paper we present an evaluation of the use of shared user modelling and adaptive interfaces to improve the accessibility of mobile touch-screen technologies. By using abilities based information collected through application use and continually updating the user model and interface adaptations, it is easy for users to make applications aware of their needs and preferences. Three smart phone apps were created for this study and tested with 12 adults who had diverse visual and motor impairments. Results indicated significant benefits from the shared user models that can automatically adapt interfaces, across applications, to address usability needs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationASSETS'12
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages151-158
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781450313216
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility - Millenium Harvest House Hotel, Boulder, Colorado, United States
    Duration: 22 Oct 201224 Oct 2012
    http://assets12.sigaccess.org/index.html

    Conference

    Conference14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
    Abbreviated titleASSETS 2012
    CountryUnited States
    CityBoulder, Colorado
    Period22/10/1224/10/12
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    Montague, K., Hanson, V. L., & Cobley, A. (2012). Designing for individuals: usable touch-screen interaction through shared user models. In ASSETS'12 : Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp. 151-158). New York: Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2384916.2384943
    Montague, Kyle ; Hanson, Vicki L. ; Cobley, Andy. / Designing for individuals : usable touch-screen interaction through shared user models. ASSETS'12 : Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2012. pp. 151-158
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    Montague K, Hanson VL, Cobley A. Designing for individuals: usable touch-screen interaction through shared user models. In ASSETS'12 : Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. New York: Association for Computing Machinery. 2012. p. 151-158 https://doi.org/10.1145/2384916.2384943