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iDwidgets: Parameterizing Widgets by User Identity

By Kathy Ryall, Alan Esenther, Katherine Everitt, Clifton Forlines, Meredith Ringel Morris, Chia Shen, Sam Shipman and Frederic Vernier


Abstract. We introduce the concept of identity-differentiating widgets (iDwidgets), widgets parameterized by the identity of their user. Although multi-user applications have become more common, most support only traditional “single-user ” widgets. By adding user-identity information we allow interactions with today’s widgets to be dynamically customized on a per-user basis in a group usage setting. The concept has inspired the design of new widgets as well. In this paper we describe example iDwidgets and define a conceptual framework based on what is being customized in the widget. iDwidgets can support novel interaction techniques in collaborative settings.

Year: 2005
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