The Official Mastermind Project Home Page
Mastermind is sponsored by DARPA's
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.
Papers and Reports
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).
Pedro Szekely (ISI)
David Devila (GVU),
Martin Frank (ISI),
Spencer Rugaber (GVU),
Kurt Stirewalt (GVU)
Related HCI Initiative Projects
- Amulet (Brad Myers) Automatic Manufacture of Usable and Learnable Editors and Toolkits. Mastermind is built on top of the Amulet toolkit.
- Musette (David Kieras) Model-based Usability Evaluation Tool and Technique Ensemble. Mussette will be able to evaluate interfaces generated in Mastermind.
- Mecano (Angel
Puerta) Similar to Mastermind in spirit as that project is also
based on a central user interface knowledge base.
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