Co-Adaptive Instruments: Can we reinvent the graphical user interface?

Speaker: Wendy Mackay , Inria & Université Paris-Sud

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Refreshments: 1:45 PM

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Location: Patil/Kiva 32-G449

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Co-Adaptive Instruments: Can we reinvent the graphical user interface?

Our not-very-modest goal is to reinvent how users interact with computers. The idea is to create less brittle systems that augment human capabilities and are actually worth learning. We build upon two concepts: Instrumental Interaction treats interaction as a first class object and Co-Adaptation helps users both learn (adapt to) the system and appropriate (adapt) it. I will illustrate these concepts based on our work with music composers, which combines interactive paper and complex music composition tools. This is work-in-progress, so some concepts are well-defined, others are still evolving, so I hope to spark a lively discussion.

Wendy Mackay is a Research Director at Inria, in France, where she heads the In|Situ| research group in Human-Computer Interaction at the Université Paris-Sud. Formerly Vice President of Research for the Computer Science Department at the University of Paris-Sud, she recently returned from a 2-year sabbatical as a Visiting Professor at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. from MIT and created a multidisciplinary research group at Digital Equipment that produced the world's first commercial interactive video system (IVIS), a pre-Hypercard multimedia authoring language and over 30 multimedia software products in the 1980s. She then created a research group at Xerox PARC’s EuroPARC lab that was among the first to explore media spaces, tangible computing and mixed reality interfaces. She is a member of the ACM CHI Academy and has published over a hundred research articles in the area of human-computer interaction. She has served as Chair of ACM/SIGCHI, co-editor–in-chief of the journal IJHCS and on the editorial boards of CACM, ACM/TOCHI and RIHM, as well as program or associate chair of ACM CHI, UIST, CSCW, DIS, IUI and Multimedia. She was the general chair for CHI’13 in Paris, France. Her research interests include co-adaptive instruments, tangible computing and multi-disciplinary, participatory design methods.

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