Reality-Based Interaction Framework.
In the 2009 Confeference for Human Computer Interaction (CHI) a group of researchers from Tufts University presented a new framework for classifying reality-based interactions–aptly named “Reality-Based Interaction Framework.”
The basic idea is that you can classify almost all types of interactions that users can experience that are not WIMP (window, icon, mouse)-based with this framework, and by doing so, you’ll have an easier time conducting studies. It’s an interesting idea, but will it hold up to scrutiny?
Like any well-meaning scientist’s blog, the next few posts will try to challenge this framework not because I think it is not useful, or because I have an itch for knocking down big ideas, but because this is how science works. We challenge each other’s ideas in a spirit of arriving at a more accurate or helpful presentation of the world we live in. In the mean time, you may want to take a look at their article from the proceedings (you’ll need to contact them to get a copy if you don’t have access to the ACM Digital Library):
|Reality-based interaction: a framework for post-WIMP interfaces|
||Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Proceeding of the twenty-sixth annual SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems
Year of Publication: 2008