Lightweight Approaches to Highly Adaptive Web Interfaces

Day - Time: 02 March 2012, h.11:00
Place: Area della Ricerca CNR di Pisa - Room: C-29
  • Michael Nebeling (ETH Zurich)

Fabio Paternò


The growing range and diversity of new devices makes it increasingly difficult for web developers to cater for the large variety of viewing and interaction contexts. While there is a great body of work on desktop-to-mobile adaptation, my research specifically looks at the adaptation to large, high-resolution display settings. Some of the contributions include a set of adaptivity metrics and an adaptive layout template to support more flexible web designs. The central idea behind the proposed solutions is to leverage and extend, rather than replace, existing web languages and to build, in particular, on new technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3. To further support developers, I have also investigated a crowdsourcing approach and designed different methods of complementing developer-specified adaptations with end-user contributions. In the talk, I would first like to give a general overview of my work and then present topics of potential interest in more detail.