Leveraging a better interface language to simplify adaptation

Joshua Introne, Richard Alterman

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We describe an approach to building adaptive groupware systems. This approach encompasses a methodology that reduces the complexity of inferring user intent by identifying a domain-specific interface language that both supports the user's maintenance of common ground, and can be used to drive an adaptive component. Our approach can be framed as follows: 1) Users of same-time different-place collaborative systems must exchange certain types coordination specific information; 2) We can facilitate the exchange and management of this information by introducing special purpose interface components, which we call Coordinating Representations, that structure these communications; 3) Information that is collected through these interface components is particularly well suited to driving intent interencing procedures; and 4) Intent inference can be used to drive adaptive components that support the collaborative activity. We discuss empirical results from two experiments that validate this methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventIUI 04: 2004 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces - Madeira, Portugal
Duration: Jan 13 2004Jan 16 2004


ConferenceIUI 04: 2004 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces


  • Computer supported cooperative work
  • Planning and plan recognition
  • User interface design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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