Steps towards a CAD/CAM system for human-computer interfaces

September 15, 2004
2:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Halligan 111


It would be useful to have a computer-aided design tool to help create interfaces that helped apply knowledge about users to interface designs. This talk reports progress on creating important components of such a system: models of different types of users, simulated eyes and hands, an integrated development environment for user models, a user model compiler, and displays of model behavior. Example applications of these components suggest that cell phone design could be improved by up to 30%, and that modeling can be made more usable through application of compilers and general HCI principles.