Highlight: Mobilizing Existing Web Sites

Speaker: Jeff Nichols , IBM Research

Date: Friday, October 02, 2009

Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Refreshments: 2:45 PM

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Location: Patil/Kiva Seminar Room 32-G449

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Host: Rob Miller, MIT CSAIL

Contact: Michael Bernstein, x3-0452, msbernst@mit.edu

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Highlight: Mobilizing Existing Web Sites

Highlight allows end users to create mobile applications from existing web sites and deploy those applications to mobile devices. The Highlight re-authoring environment allows users to start with existing sites they already use and create mobile versions that are customized to their tasks and mobile devices. Re-authoring is performed through a combination of demonstrating desired interactions with an existing web site and directly specifying content to be included on mobile pages. The applications created by end users can be deployed through a novel server-side infrastructure that incorporates a fully-functional modern web browser, allowing existing sites that contain substantial client-side JavaScript or Ajax technology to be modified for use on mobile devices. The system has been tested successfully with a variety of existing sites.

Jeffrey Nichols is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research – Almaden. His research interests are in the field of human-computer interaction, with a specific focus on mobile computing, end-user programming, automated design, and ubiquitous computing. He received his Ph.D. in December 2006 from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. His thesis described the first system to automatically generate interfaces that are consistent with a user’s previous experience and provided the first evidence from user studies that automatically generated interfaces can be more usable than human-designed interfaces in certain situations. He received a BS degree in computer engineering from the University of Washington in 2000. Contact him at jwnichols@us.ibm.com; http://www.jeffreynichols.com/

Funding support for this seminar series has been provided by Yahoo!.

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