The HCI community has made incredible progress over the past few decades, but the feat of designing interfaces that are equally usable by everyone is yet to be overcome. Users' background, personality and even daily changes in mood affect their performance on visual interfaces. One proposed solution is to calibrate the interface to each user by intelligently adapting its design based on their input. ... read moreHowever, when adapting an interface to volatile cognitive states like emotion, this method may result in constantly changing the interface and can cause a decreased sense of control for the user. In this paper, we propose the use of psychological priming techniques and show how they can be used to temporarily influence a user's cognitive state and positively affect performance.read less
Ottley, Alvitta, Evan M. Peck, Lane Harrison, and Remco Chang. "The Adaptive User: Priming to Improve Interaction." Paper presented at Workshop on Many People Many Eyes, CHI '13 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Paris, France, April 27-May 2, 2013.