Issue No. 03 - July-September (2006 vol. 5)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2006.49
Panu Korpip? , Technical Research Centre of Finland
Esko-Juhani Malm , Technical Research Centre of Finland
Tapani Rantakokko , Technical Research Centre of Finland
Vesa Kyll?nen , Technical Research Centre of Finland
Juha Kela , Technical Research Centre of Finland
Jani M?ntyj?rvi , Technical Research Centre of Finland
Jonna H?kkil? , Nokia Multimedia
Ilkka K?ns?l? , Avantone
Emerging input modalities could facilitate more efficient user interactions with mobile devices. An end-user customization tool based on user-defined context-action rules lets users specify personal, multimodal interaction with smart phones and external appliances. The tool's input modalities include sensor-based, user-trainable free-form gestures; pointing with radio frequency tags; and implicit inputs based on such things as sensors, the Bluetooth environment, and phone platform events. The tool enables user-defined functionality through a blackboard-based context framework enhanced to manage the rule-based application control. Test results on a prototype implemented on a smart phone with real context sources show that rule-based customization helps end users efficiently customize their smart phones and use novel input modalities.
mobile computing, context awareness, end-user development, multimodal interaction, personalization, usability
J. Kela et al., "Customizing User Interaction in Smart Phones," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 5, no. , pp. 82-90, 2006.