Using Meta User Interfaces to Control Multimodal Interaction in Smart Environments

AutorDirk Roscher, Marco Blumendorf, Sahin Albayrak
QuelleProceedings of the IUI'09 Workshop on Model Driven Development of Advanced User Interfaces 

Smart environments bring together multiple users, (interaction) resources and services. This creates complex and unpredictable interactive computing environments that are hard to understand. Users thus have difficulties to build up their mental model of such interactive systems. To address this issue users need possibilities to evaluate the state of these systems and to adapt them according to their needs. In this work we describe the requirements and functionalities for evaluating and controlling interactive spaces in smart environments from the system and the user perspective. Furthermore we present a model-based implementation of these capabilities which is accessible for the user in form of a meta user interface.