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A System for Dynamically Generating User Centric Interfaces for Mobile Applications and Services

  • Abayomi Ipadeola
  • Oludayo Olugbara
  • Matthew Adigun
  • Sibusiso Xulu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5232)

Abstract

Device heterogeneity, diversity in user preferences and uncertainty of a steady network bandwidth allocation are challenges, which must be squarely addressed to achieve effective information communication in a mobile computing environment. Browser-based user interface adaptation has been widely adopted as a feasible solution to these challenges. Moreover, with the introduction of J2ME platform, some inherent challenges of the browser-based environment for information communication have been surmounted. This paper describes a system for generating user centric interfaces for mobile applications and services. A user centric interface considers the needs and the preferences of the user. We regard a user interface component as an artifact and user interface generation involves dynamic selection of suitable artifacts based on real-time preferences of the user. The system has proved to be efficient for an on-demand generation of user centric interfaces and it provides support for direct user participation during interface generation. Apart from generating user centric interfaces, the system achieves a high degree of dynamism, flexibility and supports design time testing and evaluation of the generated interfaces.

Keywords

User Interface Multi-Device Interface Interface Adaptation Interface Generation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abayomi Ipadeola
    • 1
  • Oludayo Olugbara
    • 1
  • Matthew Adigun
    • 1
  • Sibusiso Xulu
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of Excellence for Mobile e-Services Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ZululandSouth Africa

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