2010-05-01

nui (natural user interface)

4.14: news.adde/nui (natural ui):

Don’t Over-Interpret Apple: Cross-Platform Development Isn’t a Sin
(a reference to Apple's disallowing code generators)
. Intua BeatMaker looks native,
but this app is built with a
cross-platform library, nui:
the multiplatform C++ API
for 3D hardware accelerated GUI .
. Yapuka.app is a NUI project generator for Xcode .
NUI (natural user interface):
. the GUI relied on metaphors for
interacting with on-screen content or objects.
The 'desktop' and 'drag' for example, being
metaphors for a visual interface
that ultimately was translated back into
the strict codified language of the computer.
The natural user interface removes the metaphors,
and many of the artificially learned devices,
to allow users to more directly manipulate content
using more Natural movements, motions and gestures.
. 'intuitively' describes how users interact with it.
. the seminal paper for post-WIMP interfaces
is Non Command User Interfaces .
. Michel Beaudouin-Lafon subsequently proposed
a framework called instrumental interaction(pdf),
that defines a design space for
Post-WIMP interaction techniques
and a set of properties for comparing them.
Examples of Post-WIMP interaction include
tui (touch ui):
. "(tui) can also stand text (lexically-graphical) ui;
it should be renamed to avoid confusion with touch ui; [5.1:
lui (lexical ui)? ]