[games_access] For Your Eyes Only

Thomas Westin thomas at pininteractive.com
Sat Jul 19 18:02:05 EDT 2008

hey that's a nice presentation of a great concept, would be great to
include on the GA-SIG DVD for GDC,
John, do you have contact with them somehow, or someone else on this

On 19 jul 2008, at 23.12, Reid Kimball wrote:

> This is excellent work, I'm glad someone proved that customizing UI

> can improve user experiences. The video I found on the site was really

> helpful for understanding what they did,

> http://www.cs.washington.edu/ai/supple/media/supple-abilities-hd-streaming-best.mov


> I'll be on the look out for videogames that provide tests for players

> and automatically tweak settings based on the results. I think some

> have done this for mouse sensitivity. I know in Halo3, there is a test

> at the start of the game where it asks you to use your right analog

> stick to look up and down. If you mess up and move the stick in the

> opposite directions, it will automatically invert the y-axis controls

> to suit your behavior.


> I'll be sending this to my UI artist friends in the industry to give

> them food for thought.


> -Re


> On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 12:38 PM, John Bannick <jbannick at 7128.com>

> wrote:

>> Barrie et al,


>> Here's something new you might be interested in.


>> "Off-the-shelf designs are especially frustrating for the disabled,

>> the

>> elderly and anybody who has trouble controlling a mouse. A new

>> approach to

>> design, developed at the University of Washington, would put each

>> person

>> through a brief skills test and then generate a mathematically-based

>> version of the user interface optimized for his or her vision and

>> motor

>> abilities. A paper describing the system, which for the first time

>> offers

>> an instantly customizable approach to user interfaces, was

>> presented today

>> in Chicago at a meeting of the Association for the Advancement of

>> Artificial Intelligence."


>> The full story is at: http://uwnews.org/article.asp?articleID=42817


>> John Bannick

>> 7-128 Software


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