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

Engineering Human-Computer Interaction
Research Group

A need, no app: just do it! But do people support dynamic composition of interactive systems for fulfilling emergent needs?

In Revista Română de Interacţiune Om-Calculator 6(3). pages 195-210. 2013.

Yoann Gabillon, Gaëlle Calvary, Nadine Mandran, Humbert Fiorino

Abstract

In Human Computer Interaction engineering, both the context of use () and the user task () are supposed to be set at design time. However, in ubiquitous computing, the context of use is dynamic, making user needs possibly emerge on the fly.
As a consequence, there is a need to go beyond precomputed User Interfaces (UIs) and to be capable of dynamically composing UIs for fulfilling such emergent needs.
This paper relates a user study conducted for understanding to which extent dynamic composition of UIs can match user needs.
The study consists of 26 qualitative interviews and 3 focus groups.
It provides interesting insights for future research.