Intelligent Technologies for the Aged - The Grey Digital Divide

Autores: Gottfried Zimmermann and Jan Alexandersson and Cristina Buiza and Elena Urdaneta and Unai Diaz and Eduardo Carrasco and Martin Klima and Alexander Pfalzgraf

Fecha: 04.02.2010


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Abstract

Pluggable user interfaces is a software concept that facilitates adaptation and substitution of user interfaces and their components due to separation of the user interface from backend devices and services. Technically, the concept derives from abstract user interfaces, mainly in the context of device and service control. Abstract user interfaces have been claimed to support benefits such as ease of implementation, support for user-centered design, seamless user interfaces, and ease of use. This paper reports on experiences in employing pluggable user interfaces in the European project i2home, based on the Universal Remote Console framework, and the Universal Control Hub architecture. In summary, our anecdotic evidence supports the claims on the benefits, but also identifies significant costs. The experience reports also include some hints as to how to mitigate the costs.

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@Article {
author = {Gottfried Zimmermann and Jan Alexandersson and Cristina Buiza and Elena Urdaneta and Unai Diaz and Eduardo Carrasco and Martin Klima and Alexander Pfalzgraf},
title = {Intelligent Technologies for the Aged - The Grey Digital Divide},
pages = {80-93},
keywds = {
Pluggable user interfaces, Universal Remote Console (URC), user interfaces for older people, User Centered Design (UCD), remote control
}
abstract = {
Pluggable user interfaces is a software concept that facilitates adaptation and substitution of user interfaces and their components due to separation of the user interface from backend devices and services. Technically, the concept derives from abstract user interfaces, mainly in the context of device and service control. Abstract user interfaces have been claimed to support benefits such as ease of implementation, support for user-centered design, seamless user interfaces, and ease of use. This paper reports on experiences in employing pluggable user interfaces in the European project i2home, based on the Universal Remote Console framework, and the Universal Control Hub architecture. In summary, our anecdotic evidence supports the claims on the benefits, but also identifies significant costs. The experience reports also include some hints as to how to mitigate the costs.
}
isbn = {978-1-61520-825-8},
date = {2010-02-04},
year = {2010},
}
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