IntNovate a Toolkit to Ease the Implementation of Every Interaction Paradigm on Every Device

  • Bruno Merlin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8510)


With the evolution and diversification of devices and platforms, we observed an evolution of the interaction paradigm usage, but also the emergence of several specific SDKs and toolkits. We present a toolkit, IntNovate, aiming at facilitating every interaction techniques and every interface paradigms in a large set of devices. The toolkit enables to create traditional widget applications, but also incorporates gaming techniques to turn easy animation integration, see-through interactions and direct manipulations. It is compatible with J2SE, J2EE, J2ME and android environments. A first evaluation compared an HMI development using both J2SE and IntNovate none form based application development and illustrated the IntNovate advantages in this context.


Toolkit graphic direct interaction multiple devices multiple platforms 


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  • Bruno Merlin
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  1. 1.FACEUniversidade Federal do ParáCametáBrazil

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