Predictive Interfaces: What will they think of next?

Greenberg, S., Darragh J. J., Maulsby D. and Witten I. H. (1995)
Predictive Interfaces: What will they think of next? In A. D. N. Edwards (Ed.), Extra-Ordinary Human Computer Interaction: Interfaces for Users with Disabilities. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pages 103-140. Earlier version as Report 1991-448-32, November.

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Abstract

This chapter explores the application of predictive techniques to the human-computer interface. No computer can predict completely what a user is going to do; if it could, the user would become redundant! However, the more actions the computer can predict, the fewer input operations are required. This has proven to be particularly helpful for people with physical disabilities, for whom any manual input can represent a significant investment of effort and time. This chapter introduces predictive interfaces, discusses their general attributes, and provides examples of several quite different systems. The systems differ substantially from each other in their task domains, intended users, algorithms for generating predictions, and user interfaces.

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@INBOOK { 1995-PredictiveInterfaces.CUP,
CLASS = { CHAPTER },
AUTHOR = { Greenberg, S. and Darragh J. J. and Maulsby D. and Witten I. H. },
TITLE = { Predictive Interfaces: What will they think of next? },
BOOKTITLE = { A. D. N. Edwards (Ed.), Extra-Ordinary Human Computer Interaction: Interfaces for Users with Disabilities },
PUBLISHER = { Cambridge University Press },
ADDRESS = { Cambridge },
YEAR = { 1995 },
PAGES = { 103-140 },
VOLUME = { ISBN 0-521-43413-0 },
NOTE = { Earlier version as Report 1991-448-32, November },
}