Project : in-situ
Section: New Results
Tools for Post-WIMP interaction
Graphical user interfaces haven't quite changed since the creation of the Desktop metaphor. User interaction hasn't improved as nearly as quickly as the increase in computing power. New interactive applications don't take advantage of new interaction paradigms or interaction techniques, the latter remaining too often at the prototype stage. We are exploring new programming environment and systems able to quickly integrate the new techniques or interaction paradigms as they are discovered.
Our activity focuses on creating a new software architecture that will enable new interactive applications to profit from richer graphics and novel interaction paradigms without changing the non-interactive part of the application. We are coordinating the RNTL Indigo project with ILOG, the W3C and the CENA in Toulouse to create new mechanisms based on technologies standardized by the W3C for the infrastructure and from our experience in toolkits for the separation of application and their interaction and presentation.