Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


Title

Tearing Down the Walls: Towards an Activity-centered Applicationless Desktop Interface

Student(s)

Jeroen Jillissen

Year

2010

Abstract

Although computer applications have given us possibilities beyond our imagination, they are the same applications which can cause much confusion when interacting with computers. Would it be possible to create an applicationless desktop interface, which provides the user with the possibilities to reach their desired computing goals? We propose a conceptual framework containing the principles of an activity-centered applicationless desktop interface. This framework was used to create a prototype to see, experience and understand the possible issues and complications of using and implementing an activity-centered applicationless interface. Conclusions are drawn and presented in this paper.

Full Reference

Jeroen Jillissen, "Tearing Down the Walls: Towards an Activity-centered Applicationless Desktop Interface", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2010