AGILE interface for ‘no-learning nor experience required’ interaction

Santiago Martinez, Antonio L. Carrillo, Kenneth C. Scott-Brown, Juan Falgueras

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The wide variety of technological devices is a barrier to satisfactory usage and learning over all. Different types of interface element distribution and dissimilarities of their functionalities, even in the same category of products under the same brand, can steepen the learning curve to effective device operation. Interface design can be understood as a mechanism for the adequacy of the technological environment to substantially improve performance, satisfaction and life of the user with special requirements. Based on an inclusive paradigm, we aim to improve the usability, accessibility and satisfiability of the interface for a specific group of users, such as novice elderly, to benefit all types of users in their daily lives. The requirements derived from a holistic analysis of user, goals and context lead to the introduction of the AGILE Interface (Assisted Guided Interaction with no Learning nor Experience required). This interface is the pillar of a new interaction style designed to assist and guide users with specific needs owing to age and non-Information and Technology experience. In the context of present-day technology interactions, the ultimate goal of this work is to move beyond out of date user stereotypes to tailor appropriate interface design adapted to realistic and specific user demands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUser modeling and adaptation for daily routines
Subtitle of host publicationproviding assistance to people with special needs
EditorsEstefanía Martín, Pablo A. Haya, Rosa M. Carro
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9781447147787
ISBN (Print)9781447147770
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2013

Publication series

NameHuman–Computer Interaction Series
ISSN (Print)1571-5035

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