Distributed user interfaces: distributing interactions to facilitate universal access
- 139 Downloads
This Special Issue focuses on distributing interactions to facilitate Universal Access. Current technology and ICT models generate configurations where the same user interface can be distributed through different devices. These new technological ecosystems appear as a result of the existence of many heterogeneous devices and interaction mechanisms. Consequently, new conditions and possibilities arise which not only affect the distribution of the user interfaces (DUI), but also the distribution of the involved users’ interactions. Thus, we move the focus from addressing the distribution of user interfaces to the distribution of the users interactions, which poses new challenges that deserve to be explored. This new scenario can face the challenges of Universal Access from new perspectives.
Nowadays, many users employ more than one digital device, such as smartphone or laptop, in their daily activities; however, only a few of them carry out those activities taking advantage of the many...
- 1.Apple: Use continuity to connect your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch. https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT204681 (2017). Accessed 15 Feb 2017
- 2.Distributed User Interfaces Community Group: W3C. https://www.w3.org/community/dui (2017). Accessed 16 Feb 2017
- 4.Jenkins, T., Bogost, I.: Designing for the internet of things: prototyping material interactions. In: CHI 2014, April 26, May 1, 2014, Toronto, ON. ACM 978-1-4503-2474-8/14/04 (2014). http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2578879
- 5.Melchior, J., Grolaux, D., Vanderdonckt, J., Van Roy, P.: A toolkit for peer-to-peer distributed user interfaces: concepts, implementation, and applications. In: Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems, pp. 69–78. Pittsburgh (2009)Google Scholar
- 6.Nebeling, M., Zimmerli, C., Husmann, M., Simmen, D., Norrie, M.C.: Information concepts for cross-device applications. In: Proceedings of the DUI@EICS (2013)Google Scholar
- 8.Vandervelpen, C., Vanderhulst, G., Luyten, K., Coninx, K.: Light-weight distributed web interfaces: preparing the web for heterogeneous environments. In: Proceeding of 5th International Conference on Web Engineering. ICWE’2005. Springer-Verlag, Berlin (2005)Google Scholar
- 9.Yang, J., Wigdor, D.: Panelrama: enabling easy specification of cross-device web applications. In: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI14, p. 2783–2792. ACM, New York (2014). ISBN 978-1-4503-2473-1Google Scholar