Improving user's expertise with user interfaces
7th Feb 2014, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
PCRI, Salle 445 (how to get there?)
Users have many options to enhance their productivity with applications, such as customizing the interface or learning new interaction strategies. One example is to use hotkeys which enable rapid execution of frequently used commands. However, "expert" features like hotkeys are often ignored and users stick to "novice" interaction mechanisms, limited by a relatively low cap of performance. In this talk, I will be presenting my work toward improving user's expertise with software applications. In particular, I will explain the design and evaluation of systems for helping users to use "expert" features while interacting with desktop computers and touch-sensitive surfaces.
Sylvain Malacria is a research assistant in the UCL/BBC London Media Technology Campus at the University College of London, United Kingdom. His research aims a designing future interaction techniques and user interfaces. He especially focuses on understanding and improving the transition from novice to expert mode in graphical interfaces. During his Ph.D., he worked on identifying which type of resources (software and hardware) can be used to enrich the input bandwidth. Before joining UCL, he worked at the University of
Canterbury (New-Zealand) and at Telecom ParisTech.