Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Version

Publisher’s Version

Publication Date

10-2007

Abstract

SketchWizard allows designers to create Wizard of Oz prototypes of pen-based user interfaces in the early stages of design. In the past, designers have been inhibited from participating in the design of pen-based interfaces because of the inadequacy of paper prototypes and the difficulty of developing functional prototypes. In SketchWizard, designers and end users share a drawing canvas between two computers, allowing the designer to simulate the behavior of recognition or other technologies. Special editing features are provided to help designers respond quickly to end-user input. This paper describes the SketchWizard system and presents two evaluations of our approach. The first is an early feasibility study in which Wizard of Oz was used to prototype a pen-based user interface. The second is a laboratory study in which designers used SketchWizard to simulate existing pen-based interfaces. Both showed that end users gave valuable feedback in spite of delays between end-user actions and wizard updates.

Keywords

Wizard of Oz, pen-based user interfaces, informal interfaces, sketching, mark-based user interfaces, experimental graphical user interface

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software and Cyber-Physical Systems

Publication

UIST 2007: Proceedings of the 20th annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology: Newport, Rhode Island, October 7-10, 2007

First Page

119

Last Page

128

ISBN

9781595936790

Identifier

10.1145/1294211.1294233

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

New York

Copyright Owner and License

ACM

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1145/1294211.1294233

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