Design and Implementation of Meta User Interfaces for Interaction in Smart Environments


Interaction in smart environments encompasses multiple input and output devices, different modalities, and involves multiple applications. Each of these aspects is subject to changes and thus high adaptation requirements are posed on user interfaces in smart environments. One of the challenges in this context is the assuring of the usability of highly-adaptive user interfaces. In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of a Meta User Interface that enables the user to observe, understand, manage and control ubiquitous user interfaces. Our major contribution is a functional model and system architecture for Meta-User Interfaces for smart environments.

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Dirk Roscher, Grzegorz Lehmann, Marco Blumendorf, Sahin Albayrak
Conference Paper
1st International Workshop on Supportive User Interfaces (SUI 2011)