Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium
Andreas Butz, Antonio Krüger, and Patrick Olivier,Cochairs
Advances in the field of computer graphics have made visual media a major ingredient of the modern interface and it is certain that graphics will play an increasingly important role in the way people communicate and interact with computers in the future.
Smart Graphics is the interdisciplinary approach to the design, generation, presentation and interaction with 2D and 3D graphical interfaces in a manner that is sensitive to technological, computational and cognitive constraints. As an enterprise it relies on the synthesis of insights from graphic design, cognitive science, human-computer interaction, graphics and artificial intelligence, and the symposium aims to broker a multidisciplinary dialogue between these communities.
Smart Graphics aims to move beyond the current requirement that designers anticipate every data, task and technological scenario, and instead facilitate the dynamic generation and presentation of content in such a manner that: (1) engages the user and is aesthetically satisfying; (2) takes account of cognitive insights as to the use of external representations, for example, minimizing potential for imprecision and ambiguity; (3) is sensitive to the real-time demands of the task in the context of the available computational resources; and (4) adapts the form of the output according to constraints placed on the presentation by the nature of the target media and available interaction devices.