Three recommender approaches to interface controls reduction

Oostendorp, N. and Resnick, P. 2008. Three recommender approaches to interface controls reduction. In Proceedings of the 2008 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (Lausanne, Switzerland). RecSys '08. ACM, New York, NY, 235-242. DOI=



Interface Controls Reduction is the design task of generating simplified interface controls for setting a larger, more complex set of controls. We explore three different empirical approaches to the task: preset sharing, point clustering, and principal component analysis. All three draw on the experience of lead users to recommend simplified controls for others. A case study where they were applied as part of an iterative development cycle with hundreds of users reveals the advantages and challenges of each approach.