Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble Engineering Human-Computer Interaction Research Group

Engineering Human-Computer Interaction
Research Group

The PDA-LPA Design Space for User Interface Adaptation

In Proceedings of the eleventh IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS 2017). pages 352-364. 2017.

Sarah Bouzit, Gaëlle Calvary, Joëlle Coutaz, Denis Chene, Eric Petit, Jean Vanderdonckt

10-12 May 2017, Brighton (UK)

Abstract

This paper presents a design space for engineering adaptive user interfaces throughout the user interface development life cycle in order to describe any adaptation technique, adaptable or adaptive, to compare two or more techniques, and to generate new, perhaps unprecedented, techniques. Grounded in the theory of psychological perception, this design space structures the adaptation life cycle into two regulation loops between the user and the system: a perception-decision-action (PDA) loop for both the system and the user, and a learning-prediction-adaptation (LPA) for supporting the adaptation, this last being particularly expressive for adaptivity. This PDA-LPA design space enables defining properties for assessing the quality of these loops between the system and the end-user. This design space of is instantiated on two advanced adaptive user interfaces: adaptive user interfaces based on machine learning and adaptive layouts. This design space provides new insights for considering adaptivity design options.