Adapting the Web interface: an adaptive Web browser

K. Henricksen, J. Indulska
Proceedings Second Australasian User Interface Conference. AUIC 2001  
The growing number of mobile computing devices with diverse characteristics creates a requirement for seamless (device independent) access to computing resources of distributed systems. One of the most common applications in distributed systems is the Web browser, which is not only used to access resources on the Internet but also as an interface to many Information Systems applications. In this paper, we address types of adaptation that can be applied to a Web browser in response to diverse
more » ... text changes, including changes in available computing resources, input and output device capabilities, network characteristics, location and user context. We also present a design and implementation of a Web browser that adapts to changes in its network and computing environment by exploiting context metadata. Communication Addresses changes in network resources, including disconnections and changes in bandwidth, latency and jitter Input/Output Responds to the availability and characteristics of input and output devices User Concerned with user experience and capabilities, as well as user context such as activities in which the user is engaged Location Responds to pertinent location knowledge, including location of users and computing devices
doi:10.1109/auic.2001.906272 dblp:conf/auic/HenricksenI01 fatcat:yirhcfkdlngb5i4pli2lmk35gy