Current user interfaces are not very "smart" in that computers dumbly do
what the user explicitly commands it to do via buttons or menus. As the
computers become more capable and applications become complicated, more
"smart" user interfaces are desired.
We are exploring possible "smart" user interfaces in the domain of
pen-based computing and interactive 3D graphics. The idea is to allow
the user to intuitively express his/her intention in the form of
freeform strokes, and have the computer take appropriate actions without
This talk consists of many live demonstrations to illustrate the idea of
interactive "smart" interfaces. I plan to show 2D geometric drawing
program, electronic whiteboard system, sketch-based 3D modeling,
automatic zooming, clothing manipulation interfaces, and other
Takeo Igarashi is an associate professor at CS department, the Univ of
Tokyo. He was a post doctoral research associate at Brown University
Computer Graphics Group during June 2000 - Feb 2002. He received Ph.D
from dept of information engineering, the University of Tokyo in 2000.
He also worked at Xerox PARC, Microsoft Research, and CMU as a student
intern. His research interest is in user interface in general and
current focus is on interaction techniques for 3D graphics. He received
The Significant New Researcher Award at SIGGRAPH 2006.
Added by natR on March 27, 2007