Every User Deserves a Personalised Interface

The Chronicle of Higher Education website recently reported on an exciting new project by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

“One size does not fit all, at least when it comes to user interface design. Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a system to automatically generate interfaces that fit the users’ vision and motor abilities, making clicking easier.

“In a paper presented yesterday at the meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, the researchers described a system, dubbed Supple, that puts each user through a test of mouse pointing, dragging and clicking skills. The system then assesses the person’s performance and automatically generates a personalized interface that improves the user’s performance when using a specific program. This is particularly useful for people who have trouble controlling a mouse or a pointer, such as disabled and elderly people.”

You can read the rest of this article on The Chronicle of Higher Education website.
For more information about Supple, check out the Press Release from the University of Washington News.