In CHI '08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Florence, Italy, April 5-10, 2008. ACM Press, ISBN:978-1-60558-012-X, pp. 3189-3194.
Nowadays, there is a growing demand to design user interfaces that run on many devices. However, existing multi-device design approaches are not suitable for domain experts, whose input can be invaluable to come to a suitable user interface for a specific domain. Existing techniques often require the manipulation of high-level models and transformations which are difficult to interpret and predict by a domain expert without a technical background. We present Meta-GUI-Builders, a new generation of graphical user interface builder tools that allows domain experts to create multi-device GUI designs themselves. These tools automatically adapt their workspace to a specific domain by encapsulating domain-specific elements in the designer's tool palette. Engaging domain experts in a multi-device design approach is a first step towards creating aesthetic user interfaces that can be deployed on many devices, a combination that is hard to achieve with previous approaches.
|Jan Meskens, Jo Vermeulen, Kris Luyten and Karin Coninx.|
Gummy for Multi-Platform User Interface Designs: Shape me, Multiply me, Fix me, Use me.
In Proc. of AVI '08.
[~27% acceptance; 117 submissions]
|Kris Luyten, Kristof Thys, Jo Vermeulen and Karin Coninx.|
A Generic Approach for Multi-Device User Interface Rendering with UIML.
In Computer-Aided Design of User Interfaces V, Proc. of CADUI '06.
[~40% acceptance; ~60 submissions]