|title:||Intelligent user interfaces: introduction and survey|
|author(s):||Patrick A.M. Ehlert|
|published in:||February 2003|
Research Report DKS03-01 / ICE 01
Data and Knowledge Systems group
Faculty of Information Technology and Systems
Delft University of Technology
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Computers are being used for an increasing number of applications and at the same time computer
programs are becoming more complex. This justifies the need for better user interface technology.
Intelligent user interfaces (IUIs) try to solve human-computer interaction problems by providing
new methods of communication and by adapting to the user. Research on new communication
methods focuses on natural language systems, gesture recognition, image recognition, and
multimodal interfaces. Adapting to the user is done by using techniques from artificial intelligence
to perform reasoning and learning, for example user modeling and plan recognition.
Intelligent interface agents, which are anthropomorphic computerized beings, combine several of these techniques. They try to help the user by automating a particular task.
Although undoubtedly, many improvements will be made to the current object-oriented direct-manipulation interfaces that we use now, it is very likely that the interface of the future will be very different. Expectations are the adaptive interfaces and multimodal interfaces will be mixed together, creating more powerful and intelligent interfaces.