Automatic customization of user interfaces

26 Oct 2004 - 5:39pm
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dmitryn
2004

http://www.cs.washington.edu/ai/supple/

I just saw this in action at UIST. It definitely customizes well for
various window sizes and display properties. The authors are now
working on a rendering engine for the Web, among other things.

What do people think of the implications of this work? Will adaptive
systems ever replace UI designers? ;-)

Dmitry

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Dmitry Nekrasovski
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~dmitry

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26 Oct 2004 - 6:02pm
Listera
2004

Dmitry Nekrasovski:

> Will adaptive systems ever replace UI designers? ;-)

Yes, on Tuesday 6/23/2011 at 15:37.

Glad to see my tax dollars productively at work here.

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

26 Oct 2004 - 6:54pm
Dan Saffer
2003

On Oct 26, 2004, at 6:39 PM, Dmitry Nekrasovski wrote:

> Will adaptive
> systems ever replace UI designers? ;-)
>

Who do you think are going to design those adaptive systems? Systems
are inherently dumb until someone designs them not to be, and designs
how they learn and what they learn and how they interact with humans
and with each other.

John Rheinfrank had some interesting things to say about adaptive tools
and how we design for them:

http://www.odannyboy.com/blog/cmu/archives/000864.html

Dan Saffer
M. Design Candidate, Interaction Design
Carnegie Mellon University
http://www.odannyboy.com

26 Oct 2004 - 7:53pm
dmitryn
2004

> Who do you think are going to design those adaptive systems? Systems
> are inherently dumb until someone designs them not to be, and designs
> how they learn and what they learn and how they interact with humans
> and with each other.

Clearly. That's why you'll notice that the original question was not
meant to be taken (entirely) seriously. I am far from an advocate for
AI as the solution to the world's problems, especially those that I am
interested in solving myself. :)

Perhaps I should rephrase the question as follows: Do people think
there is a place for tools like this in a UX professional's toolbox?

> John Rheinfrank had some interesting things to say about adaptive tools
> and how we design for them:

Interesting, although the guidelines seem to be on the conceptual
order of "go with the flow" or "follow your bliss". :) More
specificity would be helpful if designers are to follow them.

Cheers,

Dmitry

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Dmitry Nekrasovski
http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~dmitry

27 Oct 2004 - 9:39am
ldebett
2004

You're a troublemaker, aren't you? ;-)

But, my $.02 - Seems like this software just makes graphic design changes.
It's like CSS. Same content, different layout.

~Lisa

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> What do people think of the implications of this work? Will adaptive
> systems ever replace UI designers? ;-)
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> Dmitry
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