WIMP - Windows Icons, Menus, Pointers - is the primary user interface of the modern world. It is based around the concept of a computer user, sitting in a chair, staring at a computer screen.
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3DNA is a product that attempts to redefine the old WIMP paradigm (Windows Icons Menus Pointers) characteristic of modern two-dimensional computer interfaces, by placing it within a true 3D setting.
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This book is basically a combined encyclopaedia of design from four HCI experts, on how to design three dimensional user interfaces, where the depth axis is suddenly critically important. They build on existing 2D paradigms, but recognise that some ? like WIMP ? are almost totally destabilised by the third axis.
Woven cicuitry turns your clothing into the interface for your life. Just add your phone or ipod, and let that program your clothes for you.
Disney Research has come up with a truly novel type of interface device – a way to turn any house plant into a programmable haptic controller, by taking advantage of the capacitive capability of plants.
This book was originally produced in 1962, heralding Arthur?s predictions of the future of mankind, from a technological standpoint, across all sectors of industry and life. The updated version has a chapter dedicated to VR, robotics, and the post human world.
A couple of days ago, Blizzard, the parent company to World of Warcraft, stunned many people with a privacy-related announcement. They were making changes to the forums, and from an unspecified date in the near future, they will require all forum posters to have their real first and last names, together with all character names, on display on every post they make.
This short article, written in response to a forum post at another site, whose origin is, sadly, unknown, expresses the need of Role-Playing gamers to present a united front by embrasing differences between gamers, rather than suppressing, or ignoring them. As the author points out, these actions damage the RP gaming community as a whole.
Researchers at the University of South Florida have developed a wheelchair-mounted robotic arm, which is capable of interfacing with the wheelchair user's thoughts via a non-invasive neural interface.
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Computer mice have long been the staple of computer intercaces, they're simple, easy to use, and the key to the WIMP interface of Windows and the Mac.
Now, there's a new input device which may rival the mouse for dominance...
In early April, Adam Wilson posted a status update on the social networking Web site Twitter -- just by thinking about it.
Just 23 characters long, his message, "using EEG to send tweet," demonstrates a natural, manageable ...
Miniature horse Belle, has a titanium post in her left hind leg to replace the missing hoof and 20 per cent of her leg that had to be amputated after an attack by a mink or racoon eight months ago cut off circulation in her leg.
DEK International, a provider of equipment and processes for high accuracy mass imaging of electronic materials, has won a Global Technology Award for an interface which utilises VR techniques to display complex machine and process data for...
in the UK, the National Health Service (NHS) is experimenting with sending personal test results via SMS message rather than through the post.
NHS Hounslow is leading the study, with at-home chlamydia tests for teenagers to m...