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Creating Adaptive Interfaces

Garrett Dimon

March 30, 2007 at 9:22 AM

Stephen Anderson recently presented on Creating Adaptive Interfaces at the 2007 IA Summit. He goes into detail discussing the possibility of creating interfaces that intelligently adapt for different users. Think of it as a mix of preferences and artificial intelligence. Having worked with Stephen in the past, this is precisely the type of insightful and forward-looking idea I've come to expect from him. Clearly, we'll face countless hurdles to successfully executing on these ideas, but as we continually look for ways to improve our interfaces and make them more human, this is an area with potential. You can see the slides and some of Stephen's thoughts at his site.



March 30, 2007 at 1:46 PM

Interesting stuff. Wish I could have seen that, although the slides coupled with his explaination do a fair job on their own. I'm really interested to see how something like OpenID could be used to store data like a "master profile" with preferences, etc. that applications could "learn" from. Anyway, good stuff, thanks for sharing the link.

Derek Featherstone

March 30, 2007 at 7:10 PM

Keith - from what I understand, OpenID wants nothing to do with anything other than basic identification/credentialling. That is not to say, though, that one couldn't use something OpenID to create OpenPrefs or something along those lines.

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