Inky: a sloppy command line for the web with rich visual feedback
Author(s)Miller, Robert C.; Chou, Victoria H.; Bernstein, Michael S.; Little, Danny Greg; Van Kleek, Max G.; Karger, David R.; schraefel, mc; ... Show more Show less
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We present Inky, a command line for shortcut access to common web tasks. Inky aims to capture the efficiency benefits of typed commands while mitigating their usability problems. Inky commands have little or no new syntax to learn, and the system displays rich visual feedback while the user is typing, including missing parameters and contextual information automatically clipped from the target web site. Inky is an example of a new kind of hybrid between a command line and a GUI interface. We describe the design and implementation of two prototypes of this idea, and report the results of a field study.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Proceedings of the 21st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Association for Computing Machinery
Miller, Robert C. et al. “Inky: a sloppy command line for the web with rich visual feedback.” Proceedings of the 21st annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology. Monterey, CA, USA: ACM, 2008. 131-140.
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