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A glass box approach to adaptive hypermedia
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1996 (English)In: User modeling and user-adapted interaction, ISSN 0924-1868, E-ISSN 1573-1391, Vol. 6, 157-184 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Utilising adaptive interface techniques in the design of systems introduces certain risks. An adaptive interface is not static, but will actively adapt to the perceived needs of the user. Unless carefully designed, these changes may lead to an unpredictable, obscure and uncontrollable interface. Therefore the design of adaptive interfaces must ensure that users can inspect the adaptivity mechanisms, and control their results. One way to do this is to rely on the user's understanding of the application and the domain, and relate the adaptivity mechanisms to domain-specific concepts. We present an example of an adaptive hypertext help system POP, which is being built according to these principles, and discuss the design considerations and empirical findings that lead to this design.

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1996, 1. Vol. 6, 157-184 p.
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adaptive hypermedia - plan inference - multimodality - user modelling
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-21015DOI: 10.1007/BF00143966OAI: diva2:1041049
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