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Mastermind is sponsored by DARPA's Information Technology Office.

Project Description

The Mastermind Project is creating advanced tools and development methodologies for a new generation of HCI software. Mastermind reduces the difficulty and risk of user-system interface development through: (1) support for the complete interface lifecycle starting with initial, ill-structured phases of requirements definition; (2) easy exploration of design alternatives, including evolution via reuse and customization of pre- existing components; (3) advanced run-time services utilizing knowledge preserved from design-time; and (4) simplified maintenance of the software and its help/tutorial systems as the system evolves.

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Project People

Mastermind is being developed jointly at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Graphics, Visualization & Usability Center (GVU).

Principal Investigator: Pedro Szekely (ISI)

Others: David Devila (GVU), Martin Frank (ISI), Spencer Rugaber (GVU), Kurt Stirewalt (GVU)

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