Scott McCrickard, firstname.lastname@example.org
,College of Computing and Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Center,
Georgia Institute of Technology
Grant A & B
$5,544.22 on 12/97 and $5,893 on 9/98
Stipend, tuition and computer usage fee for a graduate research student
assistant over a 10-week quarter for development of toolkit for creation
of software interfaces.
Agentk: An agent interface toolkit Abstract
Agentk (pronounced agent-t-k) is an extensible toolkit for the creation
of software agent interfaces. Agentk combines the power of graphics, animation,
and sound with the ease of use of the Tcl/Tk programming language to provide
a set of widgets that can be used to meet the unique challenges presented
by agent interface programming.
Supporting Information Awareness using Animation
The goal of this project is to create a framework and toolkit
to support the use of animation in graphical user interfaces.
Animation can be used to attract the attention of a user, to
show a history of changes to information, and to show a larger
amount of information than would otherwise fit in an available
space. Our Agentk toolkit will include various animated widgets
that programmers can incorporate into their interfaces. Our
framework will provide a means to use these widgets and to
extend the widget set in an efficient and user-friendly manner.
Current Status as of 10/98
Research is ongoing. An initial version of the toolkit as well
as several papers describing the work can be obtained from the
project Web site.