Foley, James D.
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Adaptive prompting addresses problems with locating, referencing, and selecting interface items such as elements of directory hierarchies or menu and dialog box entries. By drawing the user's attention to the most appropriate and most likely to be chosen items, adaptive prompting tries to increase users' performance on selections and to provide guidance in explorative environments. Examples for adaptive prompting include an Adaptive Tool Prompter, an Adaptive Action Prompter, and Adaptive Prompting in Dialog Boxes. In order to deal with application contexts and evolving needs and preferences of the user, adaptive prompting employs models of the application and the user. The chosen approach allows for an optional user involvement into the adaptation and for an evaluation of the embedded prompting strategies. Multimodal user interfaces provide further perspectives for adaptive prompting.