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User modelling ecosystems: A user-centred approach


Wasinger, R and Fry, M and Kay, J and Kummerfeld, B, User modelling ecosystems: A user-centred approach, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference, UMAP 2012, 16-20 July 2012, Montreal, Canada, pp. 334-339. ISBN 978-3-642-31453-7 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-31454-4_31


The recent exponential growth in mobile applications and the growing reliance on and awareness of ‘user models’ by end-users have led to the need to rethink the functional and end-user requirements of existing user modelling systems. This paper has two goals. Firstly, leveraging a functioning user modelling ecosystem that provides anywhere and anytime access to desktop-, web-, and mobile- applications, this paper identifies a current opportunity (and need) to enhance user interaction with existing user modelling frameworks, by extending beyond the stereotypical cloud-based user modelling approach to encompass also a client-based service and an accompanying synchronisation module. Secondly, we draw on an analysis of previous work and a small user study, to establish the need for a user-centred design focus for user modelling frameworks. We also identify functionality that end-users (rather than developers) need and want from a user modelling ecosystem.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:User modelling ecosystems; client-side and cloud-based user models; personalisation; framework requirements; user-centred design.
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Wasinger, R (Dr Rainer Wasinger)
ID Code:90140
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-27
Last Modified:2018-03-09

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