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  Student/Institution
Scott McCrickard, mccricks@cc.gatech.edu ,College of Computing and Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Center, Georgia Institute of Technology 

Faculty Advisor
John Stasko

Grant A & B
$5,544.22 on 12/97 and $5,893 on 9/98

Funding A
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.

Funding B

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.

Web Site
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/grads/m/Scott.McCrickard/agentk/

 

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First posted: Mar 28, 1998 pc
Last changed: 22 Feb 1999 jr
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