Thitivatr Randy Patanasakpinyo: PhD Final Oral

Thitivatr Randy Patanasakpinyo
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:00am
223 Atanasoff
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Major Professor:  Tavanapong, Wallapak
Committee Member 1: Les Miller (Co - Major Professor)
Committee Member 2:  Gadia, Shashi
Committee Member 3:  Wong, Johnny
Committee Member 4: Stephen Gilbert
Committee Member 5:
Committee Member 6:

Status:  PhD Final Oral
Date: Tue, 2017-11-14
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Atanasoff 223

Title: Flattening methods for adaptive location-based software to various user abilities

Abstract: Individual spatial visualization has been proved to be an important
factor that impacts software usage performance, especially on location-based
software, which has become a major trend in this ubiquitous computing era.
Developing a solution that could enhance a location-based software to handle
different users with various levels of spatial visualization abilities could
yield improvement in both software usability and user performance. In this
dissertation, we started by setting up an hypothesis with a goal to discover
the factors that are helpful in minimizing/flattening those differences.
Users with various spatial visualization abilities could generate a similar
performance on the same software. To test this, we have run experiments to
verify this claim. An application used in this study is address verification
using location-based software on a portable computing device. Which is a
professional task used by US census bureau office. We have developed an
adaptive location-based software that is able to adapt its user interface in
a real time according to user's spatial visualization level.