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User Interface Personalization for the WWW Using Adaptive Browsing Shortcuts

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3 Author(s)
Salampasis, M. ; Dept. of Inf., Alexander T.E.I, of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki ; Kouroupetroglou, C. ; Delistavrou, C.

Intelligent adaptive user interfaces have been long explored as a promising technique to solve problems due to the complexity of modern user interfaces. These problems can occur in various application settings such as accessing the Web from small screen devices, over a telephone based interface or disabled people accessing the WWW using specialised voice web browsers. In this paper we present adaptive browsing shortcuts (ABS), a user interface personalisation mechanism that can be applied in the WWW and which is based on simple and continuous user modelling and monitoring. We discuss various personalisation methods that can be developed upon the idea of ABS and we present an application which utilises browsing shortcuts to increase navigability and information seeking performance of blind people using voice Web browsers. Results from user studies are reported which consistently indicate that ABS could provide effective user interface personalization based on solid user and interaction modelling.

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Informatics, 2008. PCI '08. Panhellenic Conference on

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28-30 Aug. 2008