Issue No. 11 - November (1990 vol. 23)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.60882
<p>The Garnet research project, which is creating a set of tools to aid the design and implementation of highly interactive, graphical, direct-manipulation user interfaces, is discussed. Garnet also helps designers rapidly develop prototypes for different interfaces and explore various user-interface metaphors during early product design. It emphasizes easy specification of object behavior, often by demonstration and without programming. Garnet contains a number of different components grouped into two layers. The Garnet Toolkit (the lower layer) supplies the object-oriented graphics system and constraints, a set of techniques for specifying the objects' interactive behavior in response to the input devices, and a collection of interaction techniques. On top of the Garnet Toolkit layer are a number of tools to make creating user interfaces easier. The components of both layers are described.</p>
D. A. Giuse et al., "Garnet: Comprehensive Support for Graphical, Highly Interactive User Interfaces," in Computer, vol. 23, no. , pp. 71-85, 1990.