AdaM: Adapting Multi-User Interfaces for Collaborative Environments in Real-Time

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    Seonwook Park, SwitzerlandChristoph Gebhardt, Switzerland
  • Roman Rädle
  • Anna Maria Feit, FinlandHana Vrzakova, FinlandNiraj Dayama, FinlandHui-Shyong Yeo, United Kingdom
  • Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose
  • Aaron Quigley, United KingdomAntti Oulasvirta, FinlandOtmar Hilliges, Switzerland
Developing cross-device multi-user interfaces (UIs) is a challenging problem. There are numerous ways in which content and interactivity can be distributed. However, good solutions must consider multiple users, their roles, their preferences and access rights, as well as device capabilities. Manual and rule-based solutions are tedious to create and do not scale to larger problems nor do they adapt to dynamic changes, such as users leaving or joining an activity. In this paper, we cast the problem of UI distribution as an assignment problem and propose to solve it using combinatorial optimization. We present a mixed integer programming formulation which allows real-time applications in dynamically changing collaborative settings. It optimizes the allocation of UI elements based on device capabilities, user roles, preferences, and access rights. We present a proof-of-concept designer-in-the-loop tool, allowing for quick solution exploration. Finally, we compare our approach to traditional paper prototyping in a lab study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 36th annual ACM conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18)
PublisherACM Press
Publication year22 Apr 2018
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 22 Apr 2018

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