Written by international researchers in the field of Distributed User Interfaces (DUIs), this book brings together important contributions regarding collaboration and usability in Distributed User Interface settings. Throughout the thirteen chapters authors address key questions concerning how collaboration can be improved by using DUIs, including:
and accurately describe case studies and prototypes implementing these concerns. Under a collaborative scenario, users sharing common goals may take advantage of DUI environments to carry out their tasks more successfully because DUIs provide a shared environment where the users are allowed to manipulate information in the same space and at the same time. Under this hypothesis, collaborative DUI scenarios open new challenges to usability evaluation techniques and methods.
Distributed User Interfaces: Collaboration and Usability presents an integrated view of different approaches related to Collaboration and Usability in Distributed User Interface settings, which demonstrate the state of the art, as well as future directions in this novel and rapidly evolving subject area.
Preface.- Revisiting the Concept of Distributed User Interfaces.- Improving DUIs with a Decentralized Approach with Transactions and Feedbacks.- Distributed UI on Interactive Tabletops: Issues and Context Model.- Collaborative Contents Creation using Web-based Distributed User Interface (DUI).- TwisterSearch: A Distributed User Interface for Collaborative Web Search.- Integration of Collaborative Features in Ubiquitous and Context-aware Systems using Distributed User Interfaces.- A Framework for a priori Evaluation of Multimodal User Interfaces Supporting Cooperation.- Enhancing the Security and Usability of DUI based Collaboration with Proof based Access Control.- Enhancing LACOME to Consider Privacy and Security Concerns.- Evaluating Usability and Privacy in Collaboration Settings with DUIs: Problem Analysis and Case Studies.- Distributed and Tangible User Interfaces to Design Interactive Systems for People with Cognitive Disabilities.- Two Thousand Points of Interaction: Augmenting Paper Notes for a Distributed User Experience.- Distributed User Interfaces in a Cloud Educational System.