ONE - Unified Principles of Interaction
ERC Advanced Grant - 2016-2021
Most of today's computer interfaces are based on principles and conceptual models created in the late seventies. They are designed for a single user interacting with a closed application on a single device with a predefined set of tools to manipulate a single type of content. But one is not enough! We need flexible and extensible environments where multiple users can truly share content and manipulate it simultaneously, where applications can be distributed across multiple devices, where content and tools can migrate from one device to the next, and where users can freely choose, combine and even create tools to make their own digital workbench.
The goal of ONE is to fundamentally re-think the basic principles and conceptual model of interactive systems to empower users by letting them appropriate their digital environment. The project will address this challenge through three interleaved strands: empirical studies to better understand interaction in both the physical and digital worlds, theoretical work to create a conceptual model of interaction and interactive systems, and prototype development to test these principles and concepts in the lab and in the field. Drawing inspiration from physics, biology and psychology, the conceptual model will combine substrates to manage digital information at various levels of abstraction and representation, instruments to manipulate substrates, and environments to organize substrates and instruments into digital workspaces.
By identifying first principles of interaction, ONE will unify a wide variety of interaction styles and create more open and flexible interactive environments.
This project will build, among other things, on some of my previous work, most notably:
Clemens N. Klokmose, James R. Eagan, Siemen Baader, Wendy E. Mackay and Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (2015)
Webstrates: Shareable Dynamic Media.
In Proc. User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2015).
ACM, pp 280-290. Best paper award.
Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, Olivier Chapuis, James Eagan, Tony Gjerlufsen, Stéphane Huot, Clemens Klokmose, Wendy Mackay, Mathieu Nancel, Emmanuel Pietriga, Clément Pillias, Romain Primet and Julie Wagner (2012)
Multi-surface Interaction in the WILD Room.
IEEE Computer, 45(4):48-56.
Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (2004)
Designing interaction, not interfaces.
In Proc. Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI 2004).
Gallipoli (Italy) ACM, pages 15-22.
Michel Beaudouin-Lafon and Wendy Mackay (2000)
Reification, Polymorphism and Reuse: Three Principles for Designing Visual Interfaces.
In Proc. International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI 2000).
ACM, pages 102-109.
Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (2000)
Instrumental interaction: an interaction model for designing post-WIMP user interfaces.
In Proc. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2000).
ACM, pages 446-453.
- [August 2016] I am looking for top-notch PhD students and post-docs to work with me on the project.
Three job offers are open on the EURAXESS portal:
Please apply on EURAXESS or send a CV, letter of motivation and the names of two references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- [July 2016] I have bought the domain name for the project: erc.one (!)
This page is at http://erc.one.
You can email me at email@example.com.
- [June 2016] A description of the project (in French) is on the CNRS-INS2I web site. Thanks to Laure Guion for writing it up.
- [May 2016] The project will officially start on October 1st, 2016.
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