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Visualization in Multimodal User Interfaces of Mobile Applications

Visualization in Multimodal User Interfaces of Mobile Applications
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Author(s): Georg Fuchs (University of Rostock, Germany) and Heidrun Schumann (University of Rostock, Germany)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 4
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch083
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


Advanced user interfaces are an important aspect of mobile information systems. They should provide state-of-the-art visualization and interaction techniques tailored for specific tasks, while at the same time allow flexible deployment of these components on a multitude of (mobile) hardware platforms. Especially visualizations have to adapt to the platform capabilities in order to remain not only effective, but also adequate. Focus & Context techniques are one way to efficiently make use of displays with low resolution and size, as are lens techniques. Here, a good tradeoff between complexity and response time is important. Also, complex inputs are not feasible on most mobile devices. Simple, straightforward, context-driven interaction options must be presented to a user. This can be achieved by integrating a task model, user (role) and resource models as well as multimodal interaction facilities such as speech recognition, into the user interface component of mobile information systems.

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