This feature automatically determines the user’s needs while he/she operates the product. This will be especially useful for setting things like keyboard bounce time and mouse movement speed, which otherwise require a guess-and-check trial to set correctly.
Discussion by Disabilities
- Automatically learning user needs makes it easy for people with physical disabilities to find the best features for their conditions. Instead of guessing and checking with innumerable options, they can find an optimal solution simply based on their interaction with the system.
Related Research and Papers
- Supple: Automatic Generation of Personalized User Interfaces – University of Washington (2008).
- Automating accessibility: the dynamic keyboard – IBM – Trewin, S. (2004)
- Toward Goldilocks’ pointing device: determining a “just right” gain setting for users with physical impairments – Koester, H.H., LoPresti, E., and Simpson, R.C. (2005)
- Who’s asking for help?: a Bayesian approach to intelligent assistance – University of Toronto – Hui, B. and Boutilier, C. (2006)
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