Optimizing user interfaces for human performance

Antti Oulasvirta*

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This paper summarizes an invited talk given at the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction (December 2017, Paris). Algorithms have revolutionized almost every field of manufacturing and engineering. Is the design of user interfaces the next? This talk will give an overview of what future holds for algorithmic methods in this space. I introduce the idea of using predictive models and simulations of end-user behavior in combinatorial optimization of user interfaces, as well as the contributions that inverse modeling and interactive design tools make. Several research results are presented from gesture design to keyboards and web pages. Going beyond combinatorial optimization, I discuss self-optimizing or “autonomous” UI design agents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Human Computer Interaction - 9th International Conference, IHCI 2017, Proceedings
Number of pages5
Volume10688 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction - Evry, France
Duration: 11 Dec 201713 Dec 2017
Conference number: 9

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10688 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleIHCI


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