The Interactive Conversation Interface (iCi): a proposed successor to GUI for an interactive broadband world

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George E. Pake Auditorium 2002-06-06

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The Interactive Conversation Interface (iCi): a proposed successor to GUI for an interactive broadband world

Jellyvision is perhaps best known for creating award winning, best-selling interactive games such as "You Don't Know Jack" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." However, Jellyvision has been driven by a broader mission: to forge a new approach to interactivity that not only supercedes websites, but redefines how people interact with wireless devices, PC's and interactive television.

Jellyvision's advance is called the "Interactive Conversation Interface", or iCi ("Icky"), a compelling human interface for interactive programs regardless of technology platform. iCi will give every digital device the ability to communicate information and ideas more like a human being and thereby allow interactive programs to be more engaging and successful.

This presentation will demonstrate and discuss the design principles to create interactive programs featuring a doctor talking to you about healthcare...to a florist talking to you about flowers...to a teacher talking to you about geometry. iCi is a more engaging way to provide services and information for nearly any major site on the Web and provide an answer to the question: "What is an interactive television show?" (And no, it isn't clicking on Jennifer Aniston's sweater so your daughter can stop the program, right in the middle of a funny scene, and buy it while you sit there waiting to get back to the show). iCi is a form of interactive mass communication that can be used on any platform, whether it is a PC, wireless device, interactive television or just a regular phone. Why interact with a "page" when you can interact with a "person"?

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