New Paradigms for Adaptive Interaction

2 units


Krzysztof Z. Gajos, Microsoft Research / Harvard University
Anthony Jameson, FBK-irst / DFKI



Though based on decades of complementary experience of the instructors in research, practice, and instruction in this area, this is an entirely new course for CHI 2009.



Practitioners and researchers who are or will be involved in the design, evaluation, and/or deployment of systems that adapt to their users and who can benefit from a representative case base of innovative, tested approaches.


Brief lecture segments, system demonstrations, and structured discussion.

Instructors' background

Krzysztof Z. Gajos is currently a researcher in the Adaptive Systems and Interaction group at Microsoft Research. Previously he conducted research on adaptive user interfaces for several years at the University of Washington, producing many influential contributions, including one of the 7 "Best Papers" at CHI 2008. He will join the Computer Science faculty of Harvard University in 2009.

Anthony Jameson is a research unit director affiliated with two of the leading European research centers on intelligent user interfaces: FBK-irst (Italy) and DFKI (Germany). He has been involved in research- and application-oriented projects concerning systems that adapt to their users for more than 20 years, and he has given numerous tutorials and invited talks on topics related to this course. He is the author of the chapter "Adaptive Interfaces and Agents" in the "Human-Computer Interaction Handbook" (2003 and 2008).