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Adaptive Interfaces and Agents

By Anthony Jameson (2008)

In A. Sears & J. A. Jacko (Eds.), The human-computer interaction handbook: Fundamentals, evolving technologies and emerging applications (2nd ed.) (pp. 433–458). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.


This survey is one of about 65 chapters in the second edition of the handbook (see for detailed information on the first, 2003 edition). Thoroughly updated relative to the chapter in the first edition this chapter discusses as examples mainly systems and studies that have appeared since 2003. It includes the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Functions: Supporting System Use
  • Functions: Supporting Information Acquisition
  • Usability Challenges
  • Obtaining Information About Users
  • Special Considerations Concerning Empirical Methods
  • The Future of User-Adaptive Systems

Note that the handbook as a whole represents an invaluable resource even for those who are accustomed to downloading their scientific literature from the web.



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BibTeX entry

  year = {2008},
  author = {{Jameson}, Anthony},
  editor = {{Sears}, Andrew and
            {Jacko}, Julie A.},
  title = {Adaptive Interfaces and Agents},
  edition = {2nd},
  booktitle = {The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies and
    Emerging Applications},
  address = {Boca Raton, FL},
  publisher = {CRC Press},
  pages = {433--458}}