Print Email Facebook Twitter Usability trade-offs for adaptive user interfaces: Ease of use and learnability Title Usability trade-offs for adaptive user interfaces: Ease of use and learnability Author Paymans, T.F. Lindenberg, J. Neerincx, M.A. Publication year 2004 Abstract An analysis of context-aware user interfaces shows that adaptation mechanisms have a cost-benefit trade-off for usability. Unpredictable autonomous interface adaptations can easily reduce a system's usability. To reduce this negative effect of adaptive behaviour, we have attempted to help users building adequate mental models of such systems. A user support concept was developed and applied to a context-aware mobile device with an adaptive user interface. The approach was evaluated with users and as expected, the user support improved ease of use, but unexpectedly it reduced learnability. This shows that an increase of ease of use can be realised without actually improving the user's mental model of adaptive systems. Subject Adaptive user interfacesCognitive supportContext awarenessEvaluationUsabilityBandwidthCognitive systemsCost benefit analysisEvaluationLearning systemsUsability engineeringAdaptive user interfaceCognitive supportContext awarenessUsabilityUser interfaces To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:fd593f6b-8885-479e-b54c-9477dbdd0b3d TNO identifier 13481 Publisher ACM press Source IUI 04: 2004 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, 13 January 2004 through 16 January 2004, Madeira, 301-303 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.