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Distributed User Interfaces

Designing Interfaces for the Distributed Ecosystem

Gallud, José A., Tesoriero, Ricardo, Penichet, Victor M.R. (Eds.)

2011, XVI, 190 p. 166 illus., 68 illus. in color.

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  • The first book to address the subject of Designing User Interfaces which is an emerging field of research and development
  • Provides a selection of papers from the first workshop on Distributed User Interfaces
  • Contains case studies and reviews of interesting and novel applications that implement DUIs in different scenarios

The recent advances in display technologies and mobile devices are having an important effect on the way users interact with all kinds of devices (computers, mobile devices, laptops, tablets, and so on). These advances are opening up new possibilities for interaction, including the distribution of the UI (User Interface) among different devices. It implies that the UI can be split and composed, moved, copied or cloned among devices running the same or different operating systems. These new ways of manipulating the UI are considered under the emerging topic of Distributed User Interfaces (DUIs).

DUIs are related to the repartition of one or many elements, from one or many user interfaces, in order to support one or many users, to carry out one or many tasks, on one or many domains, in one or many contexts of use – each context of use consists of users, platforms, and environments.

The 20 chapters in the book cover the state-of-the-art, the foundations, and novel applications of DUIs including case studies and real scenarios.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Conceptual Framework - Distributed User Interfaces - Pervasive Environment

Related subjects » Database Management & Information Retrieval - HCI - Information Systems and Applications

Table of contents 

Distributed User Interfaces: State of the Art.-Distributed User Interfaces: Specification of Essential Properties.-Distribution Primitives for Distributed User Interfaces.-Extending MARIA to Support Distributed User Interfaces.-Developing a DUI based operator control station. A case study of the Marve framework.-Approach for Enriching Distributed User Interfaces with Awareness.-Improving  Ubiquitous  Environments through Collaborative Features.-Activity-based Computing – Metaphors and Technologies for Distributed  User Interfaces.-Improving E-Learning Using Distributed User Interfaces.-ZOIL: A Design Paradigm and Software Framework for Post-WIMP Distributed User Interfaces.-Lessons Learned from the Design and Implementation of Distributed Post-WIMP User Interfaces.-Investigating the Design Space for Multi-Display Environments.-Distributed User Interfaces for Projector Phones.-Drag & Share: A shared workspace for synchronous information.-Distributed Interactive Surfaces: A step towards the distribution of tangible and virtual objects.-Multi-touch Collaborative DUI to create Mobile Services.-Co-Interacting table: A new facility based on distributed user interfaces to improve Collaborative Meetings.-Exploring Distributed User Interfaces in Ambient Intelligent Environments.-Visually Augmented Interfaces for Co-Located Mobile Collaboration.-Supporting Distributed Decision Making Using Secure Distributed User Interfaces

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