Human-Computer Interaction User Model Adaptive Interface Web-Based Learning System
Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
The paper describes some investigation’s problems intended to construct user model via
psychological assessment for further interface adaptation. The proposed concept of user model comprises
formal representation of demographic, professional, physiological and psychological data about the user with
stress put on psychological features. Essential users physiological, communicative and cognitive peculiarities
are in the center of view in the research theoretical part. The presented research develops flexible user-
centered approach as a unity of two main investigation directions – user modeling and adaptive interface’s
design. The adaptation engineering procedure is investigated via special interface modeling approach. The
targeted implementation is distance learning process. Special software tool InterTrivium for interactive
questionnaire presentation is described.
* The research work reviewed in this paper has been carried out in the context of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research funded project “Adaptable Intelligent Interfaces Research and Development for Distance Learning Systems”(grant N 02-01-81019). The authors wish to acknowledge the co-operation with the Byelorussian partners of this project.