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WIMP interface

windows-icons-menus-pointer. A style of graphical user interface that uses these common widgets.

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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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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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The Human Brain has a Network Backbone
An unexpected discovery of a hierarchical networking scaffold inside the human brain itself, has interesting implications for future neuroprosthetics. Rather than having to interface with the grey matter right where computations are being done, we may in fact only have to interface with the white matter 'between departments' as it were, to achieve the same interface effect.



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.





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Smart Fabrics ? Wear your Augmented Interface
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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.



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VR Interfaces: Inupathy - Neural Interface Dog Mood collar
The Inupathy collar is an empathic collar, a brain machine interface for your dog, that visually transmits your dogs emotions in real-time, by reading the dog's heartbeat as a biometric marker for the emotional turmoil going on inside. It learns and adapts to the dog, and offers an insight into your best friend's thought process, to bolster the ones you already have. It's a brain machine interface for the heart.



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Houseplants as Interface Devices
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.



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Brain Machine Interface Enabled Wheelchair
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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Large Image Display: Chrysalis: Natural User Interface in Paperwork
A look at the tabletop interface system, a form of NUI that has long been sought after, but as the French film Chrysalis imagines it. A form which strongly resembles current efforts, but has the added benefit of being just a few years ahead of us, and is willing to show the capabilities off.



 

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(19/06/2004)
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...


(17/10/2006)
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...


(14/02/2010)
The X Prize Foundation recently announced that it's working on a new contest that will be offering $10 million to the winner to develop a breakthrough in brain-to-computer interface (BCI) technology. If the foundation comes up with adequat...


(18/03/2012)
A smartphone that allows users to browse the web by hovering a finger above links they would normally touch has been unveiled by the Japanese electronics giant Sony.

The firm describes the technology as a "floating touch" u...


(30/12/2009)
A drug information interface system developed by two University of Alberta researchers has been shown to help in dealing with visual and motor impairments, which can make sorting, holding and identifying pills a challenge as we age.
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