|The New User
Interface team focuses on modalities and architectures of
user interfaces. Modalities are the different ways in
which people can enter information into and receive
information from computers.
We use the User-Centered Design process to build models of users, tasks, and environments to guide the selection of best interface modalities. These models--combined with cognitive engineering principles--help us construct user interfaces that are tailored to a particular set of users and their tasks. We select from physical devices and logical modalities.