An Application Framework for Trend Surfing System based on Multi-aspect, Multi-screen and Multimodal User InterfaceAn Application Framework for Trend Surfing System based on Multi-aspect, Multi-screen and Multimodal User Interface
Currently, a lot of attractive e-services which can be used for retrieving useful information from the Internet have been available. They have different usage manner, so that supporting system for low information technology literacy users is highly expected. The important issue for such a supporting system is extensibility because the system should be followed by new attractive e-services according to user’s preference with minimum revision cost. Therefore, this paper proposes “An Application Framework for Trend Surfing System: TSS Framework” that focuses on an extensible application framework for trend surfing. Trend surfing means that some kinds of related trendy information (multi-aspect) retrieved from different e-services can be displayed on different screen devices (multi-screen) according to user’s intuitive operation (multimodal user interface). The proposed the TSS Framework derived from the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern is based on the system architecture which enables double mashup not only e-services but also screen devices in front of users. It is implemented in a two-phase information retrieval model which enables multi-aspect trend surfing. We show the TSS Framework through an implementation example. We also demonstrate the effectiveness of the TSS Framework by indicating system modification case study.