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This paper examines the increasing complexity of human computer interaction, and the active efforts to decrease this complexity and increase computer usability through various methods. First, the paper discusses customization in which the user himself/herself makes certain changes to the system to suit their individual needs. Then, it takes an in-depth look at adaptive graphical interfaces, which should help users to accomplish their tasks with fewer actions. Today's most common adaptive graphical interfaces are further described. Additionally, the paper addresses adaptive navigation support for hypermedia systems, which has also been explored as a means of personalizing or adapting user interface. The paper concludes by noting that the importance ascribed to graphical user interfaces demonstrates why having adaptive mechanisms inbuilt into the system as well as providing some degree of control to the user is recommended.
From the Paper:"Adaptive graphical interfaces can not only improve a user's performance but also system performance and quality of human computer interaction. Such interfaces can help to get rid of problems arising from information overflow or system complexity. (Benyon, Accommodating Individual Differences through an Adaptive User Interface); (Schneider-Hufschmidt, Adaptive User Interfaces Class 8113d, Fall 94); (Karwowski, 1004) Adaptive graphical interfaces possess a tremendous amount of potential for providing assistance to a broad range of users operating across a wide span of work contexts. Plenty of research has gone into the development of such systems. Computer systems can be made adaptable if it is provided with an appropriate theory of interaction along with the necessary instructions of how this interaction can be improved. The representations and structure offered at the interface can be made to complement the user's individual needs, desires and preferences if the computer is arranged to alter its functioning."
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