Potential Participants

The results of the workshop should be of interest to just about anyone who is interested in the development of intelligent user interfaces that are widely used and accepted. But since the results will largely be created by the participants before, during, and after the workshop, the intended participants are researchers who have some experience in conducting studies that bring to light users’ attitudes and behavior towards intelligent interactive systems of different types. The contributions solicited from researchers will fall into the following (overlapping) categories:

1. The author has conducted a study of how users respond to some intelligent user interface (perhaps over a limited period of time), and they have data (which might be hard quantitative data or anecdotal evidence) about differences in behavior and attitudes among these users. They may have some ideas (which may be more or less speculative) about the reasons for these preference differences. The explanations may concern, for example, differences in the users’ ...

  • ... goals, capabilities, and usage situations
  • ... general attitudes or personality
  • ... previous experience with related systems
  • ... factual beliefs about how the system can best be used
  • ... approaches to learning about the system.

2. The author has conducted a study of how users respond to some intelligent user interface over a longer period of time, during which the attitudes and behavior of at least some users changed noticeably. They may have some ideas about the reasons for these changes. The explanations may concern, for example,

  • changes in the users’ goals, capabilities, and usage situations
  • a wearing off of the effects of novelty, unfamiliarity, or previous experience
  • increasing understanding by the user of how the system can be used most effectively or enjoyably in their particular situations.

3. The author has not conducted any study of the above two types, but they have some familiarity with the phenomena in question and they have some theoretical ideas that they would like to contribute, toward the goal of formulating explanatory and predictive models.