Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble Engineering Human-Computer Interaction Research Group

Engineering Human-Computer Interaction
Research Group

Magellan, an evolutionary system to foster user interface design creativity

In EICS '10 Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGCHI symposium on Engineering interactive computing systems. pages 87-92. 2010.

Dimitri Masson, Alexandre Demeure, Gaëlle Calvary

Abstract

Fostering creativity in User Interface (UI) design is
challenging for innovation. This paper explores the
combination of model-based approaches and interactive
genetic algorithms to foster the exploration of the design
space. A user task model is given in input. Magellan
produces sketches of UIs that aim at inspiring the designer.
Later on, appropriate tools may be used to tune the right
design into the design right. Magellan is a proof of concept
that deserves further exploration. Currently it is
implemented using COMETs but it is not dependent of this
technology.