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Towards a Design Methodology for Adaptive Applications

Malcolm McIlhagga, Ann Light, Ian Wakeman

One-line summary:  For media proxies that adapt by distillation, apply perceptual and UI research to determine how to present the interfaces for controlling the service, and a configuration-file-like language for expressing policy for degradation.

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Interesting potential concept here is "hint style sheets" separate from pages themselves, as in CSS or WIDL.  Mpl examples suggests that a purely declarative language may not be appropriate; a simple scripted language (embedded Tcl?) may be better, though harder to provide a "novice" forms interface for customization.


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