Summaries, Issues and Topics

for the
ACM Workshop on Strategic Directions in Computing Research,
Working Group on Human Computer Interaction
Prepared by
Brad A. Myers

Quick Summaries of the Position Statements:

Steve Bryson, NASA Ames Research Center

3d, Virtual Reality, requires ``near-real-time'' interactivity, continuous, polling
Dick Bulterman, CWI

Standards for the Web inhibit information design and interaction; Web does not scale well to rich multi-media; integrating time and quality as first-class attributes of information.
Tiziana Catarci, University of Rome

database UIs and the Internet; users will be permanent novices w.r.t. data sources, should use visual interfaces
Wayne Citrin, University of Colorado Boulder

Visual languages: when appropriate, scalability, UI of environment; pen-based computing
Isabel Cruz, Tufts University

User-defined visualizations, constraints, database query languages, graph visualization
Ephraim Glinert, RPI

Virtual toolkits that also support future technologies; automatic generation of interfaces, multiple interfaces for same application,
Jonathan Grudin, University of California Irvine

Computer as window: CSCW, social issues
Jim Hollan, University of New Mexico

New interface paradigms that do not mimic old ones, access to information
Yannis Ioannidis, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Databases are for everyone, have poor user interfaces, need for complex visualizations, visual query languages
Rob Jacob, Tufts University

New kinds of input devices will be used on future computers
Bonnie John, Carnegie Mellon University

Need to study and evaluate the techniques for evaluating and predicting usability, and invent new ones.
David Kurlander, Microsoft Research

Research prototypes should be released for general use; research should focus on users' needs. Microsoft's research: use of 3D; comic strip chat as graphical histories, interactive audio, speech, intelligent interfaces.
Brad Myers, Carnegie Mellon University

End user programming, heuristics in the interface

Dan Olsen, Brigham Young University

Speech and video; bandwidth allows ``user to choose and approve rather than manually specify''. All applications must be multi-use with versioning. Data transformation, agents.
Randy Pausch, University of Virginia

Future interfaces will not be computer-centered; heavily based on physically/haptic constraints.
Stuart Shieber, Harvard University

``Collaborative'' interfaces where the computer does more of the work, but not all
Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland, College Park

**Cannot attend**
Many domains have interfaces with thousands of objects. Replacements for Windows. Information visualization and queries.
John Stasko, Georgia Tech

How to deal with lots of data. Use of speech for navigation, visualization for understanding, agents
Gary Strong, NSF

How humans, groups and organizations interact with computing and communication systems, broad societal impact
Kent Wittenburg, Bellcore

How to access and manage WWW information: browsing, visualization, navigation, search

Topics Mentioned:

Issues for discussion:

Global mission: ``to examine the current status and future directions of computing research as well as strategic issues and relations to other disciplines.''


We have a total of 4 hours of meetings before our report is due, and then one more hour.

Friday June 14th

3.00-3.30 Working group organization (Room 34-101)

3.30-5.30 Working group meetings I

Saturday June 15th

10.30-12.30 Working group meetings II

1.30-3.30 Working group reports (Room 34-101)

4.00-5.00 Working group meetings III

Last Modified: 05:55pm EDT, June 04, 1996