Apps with habits: Adaptive Interfaces for News Apps

in CHI'15 Extended Abstracts, Conference paper (text), Seoul, Republic of Korea

Abstract

Reading the news on smartphones has become a significant activity for users. It is also a highly individual experience with marked differences in the way people read and access news. This work explores novel methods of "smart personalisation" of news apps. It is investigating smartphone users' news reading behaviour. It is developing a prototype news app able to recognise particular kinds of news reading behaviour and adapt its display and interaction methods, i.e. an app that forms "habits". A longitudinal evaluation of the deployed app is being conducted.