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Towards Optimal Techniques for Command Selection

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Host: Andrew Howes

Menus, hotkeys or gestures are common modalities for selecting commands. Their designs can strongly affect the usability and user experience of interactive computing. In this talk, I will discuss a “holy grail” in user interface design: the possibility of designing optimal techniques for command selection. I will survey different approaches: designing novel interaction techniques, building predictive models of performance, developing optimization methods. I will present 3 challenges that researchers should address towards this goal.

Short bio: Gilles is a CNRS researcher in the HCI group at TELECOM ParisTech. His research focuses on understanding and improving command selection on traditional GUIs (menus; hotkeys; etc.) and gesture-based interfaces (multi-touch, mid-air gestures). He designed novel interaction techniques, build predictive models of performance and develop optimization methods. Previously he was post-doctoral research at Max-Planck Institute für Informatics (2012-2013), Telekom innovation Laboratories (2011-2012) and Telecom ParisTech (2009-2010). He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Univ. of Grenoble (2009).


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