Wednesday, 25 February 2004, 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Dr Trevor Barker – University of Hertfordshire

It is likely that multimedia systems of the future will be adaptive and will benefit from a knowledge of their users. The limitations of overlay models in adaptive systems are well understood, based on their complexity and their lack of potential to be generalised to other domains. An alternative approach is to use models based on the psychological characteristics of users. These models are often more complex, being based on age, gender, language skills, emotion, personality, IQ and other such descriptors. However, they offer the increasing possibility of humanising computer interfaces as the power of computer systems increases.

Dr Trevor Barker is a Principal Lecturer and researcher in Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire. He will talk about and show examples of his research and teaching in the area of interactive software systems and how psychological user models can be used in adaptive systems in the areas of virtual reality, speech interfaces, software and hardware.


Lindop Building, University of Hertfordshire
University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB


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