March 31, 2010
What if We Could Modify Any Graphical Interface?
Imagine if every interface was open source. Any of us could modify the software we use every day. Unfortunately, we don’t have the source. Prefab realizes this vision using only the pixels of everyday interfaces. This video shows the use of Prefab to add new functionality to Adobe Photoshop, Apple iTunes, and Microsoft Windows Media Player. Prefab represents a new approach to deploying HCI research in everyday software, and is also the first step toward a future where anybody can modify any interface. Credit: University of Washington/James Fogarty