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Case-Based HCI Design Advisor

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Case-Based HCI Design Advisor
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-03-C-0067
Award Amount: $70,000.00


"As the number and range of interface technologies increases, the personal experience and expertise of human computer interaction (HCI) designers is often insufficient to ensure that wide ranges of innovative interface options are considered during design.This limited experience could slow down the interface design process and result in interfaces that are sufficient, but not optimal. Aptima proposes an intelligent advisor that will help capture the experiences of a broad range of HCI designers in the formof user interface design cases and provide an indexing schema for effectively searching and retrieving user interface design (UID) cases from a case database. The retrieved UID cases will aid the HCI designer in generating an initial set of viable andinnovative user interface design options to use as a starting point for a UI design effort. Each UID case in the proposed case database will contain: 1) a dialog representation (e.g., a dialog box image, a description for gesture based dialog, atranscription of speech dialogs, etc.); 2) a depiction of the functional, operational, and usability requirements the dialog supports; and 3) links to related dialogs used to characterize and index the UID case. The anticipated benefits are as follows.The case-based HCI design advisor will enable the HCI designers and/or the systems design team to:¿ Expand the type and number user interface design options/ideas considered when designing an

Principal Investigator:

Gabriel Spitz
Senior Scientist

Business Contact:

Margaret J. Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
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Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043281859
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No