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“UW researchers look to reinvent the graphical user interface”

The Seattle PI features Prefab, a breakthrough user interface customization system developed by UW CSE’s James Fogarty and Morgan Dixon.

Prefab “gives you customization by analyzing not the source code of different applications, but the pixels they display on your screen.”  It “can identify text, buttons, progress bars, sliders and many other graphical elements that we’re used to seeing in user interfaces. It then can modify what is actually displayed on your monitor.”

The article includes a great video, and a link to the Prefab paper, which will receive a Best Paper Award at CHI in April.

TechFlash post here.

Computing Research Highlight of the Week here.