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Lafreniere, Benjamin, Bunt, Andrea, Lount, Matthew, Krynicki, Filip and Terry, Michael A. (2011): AdaptableGIMP: designing a socially-adaptable interface. In: Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2011. pp. 89-90.

We introduce the concept of a socially-adaptable interface, an interface that provides instant access to task-specific interface customizations created, edited, and documented by the application's user community. We demonstrate this concept in AdaptableGIMP, a modified version of the GIMP image editor that we have developed.

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Lafreniere, Benjamin, Bunt, Andrea, Whissell, John S., Clarke, Charles L. A. and Terry, Michael (2010): Characterizing large-scale use of a direct manipulation application in the wild. In: Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on Graphics Interface 2010. pp. 11-18.

Examining large-scale, long-term application use is critical to understanding how an application meets the needs of its user community. However, there have been few published analyses of long-term use of desktop applications, and none that have examined applications that support creating and modifying content using direct manipulation. In this paper, we present an analysis of 2 years of usage data from an instrumented version of the GNU Image Manipulation Program, including data from over 200 users. In the course of our analysis, we show that previous findings concerning the sparseness of command use and idiosyncrasy of users' command vocabularies extend to a new domain and interaction style. These findings motivate continued research in adaptive and mixed-initiative interfaces. We also describe the novel application of a clustering technique to characterize a user community's higher-level tasks from low-level logging data.

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