||Conference Paper 8 (CP8)|
Calvary, G., Coutaz, J., and Thevenin, D.
The increasing proliferation of computational devices has in-troduced
the need for applications to run on multiple platforms in different
physical environments. Providing a user interface specially crafted for each
context of use is extremely costly and may result in inconsistent behavior.
User interfaces must now be capable of adapting to multiple sources of varia-tion.
This paper presents a unifying framework that structures the develop-ment
process of plastic user interfaces. A plastic user interface is capable of
adapting to variations of the context of use while preserving usability. The
reference framework has guided the design of ARTStudio, a model-based tool
that supports the plastic development of user interfaces. The framework as
well as ARTStudio are illustrated with a common running example: a home
heating control system.
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