Probabilistic Input for Open Input Framework

Registered by Duncan McGreggor on 2010-10-19

The Carnegie-Mellon University's HCI lab is involved in on-going research into the problem of uncertainty in user input. In particular, the focus has recently been in the area of touch applications (specifically, the toolkits used to build them). Note, however, that the solutions aim to be (eventually) generally applicable to all user input scenarios, not just touch.

A recent presentation at UIST 2010 brought this to our attention (slides here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=UISTProbInputTalk.pdf) and we followed up by reading the paper (see here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=SchwarzUIST2010.pdf). Some of the researches will be present at UDS and will give a brief introduction to probabilistic input as a solution to the uncertainty in user input, and (simultaneously) open the floor up for questions and discussion.

The goal here will be to get developers and members of the community interested in contributing to OIF to think about ways in which we could start implementing the principles outlined in the Carnegie-Mellon HCI input research.

Tags: hci-n, hci, touch, multi-touch, multitouch, toolkits, xorg

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PS Project Management Team
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Dasher is a probabalistic input device already in Ubuntu, it might be possible to leverage some of that technology, or at least have shared language files to guide the probabalistic input of other keyboards.

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