Design and Simulation Tools for Context Aware Computing

John Barton, Jimmy Lin, and James Landay.

This collaboration combines UCB design tools for new device user interfaces with HP design tools for systems of devices. Prof. James Landay and his students at UC Berkeley work in the forefront of user interface design tools. Recently they have begun to explore tools for the development of user-interfaces that are multimodal (CrossWeaver, http://guir.berkeley.edu/crossweaver) or context aware (CFabric, http://guir.berkeley.edu/projects/cfabric/). At HP Labs we have a ubicomp simultator designed to explore issues of new devices, physical-virtual integration, and spontaneous interaction. In our collaboration we take the UI prototypes out of Crossweaver and into to WISE for testing/demo/interaction with other simulated devices.