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Pub. period:1984-1992
Pub. count:4
Number of co-authors:8


Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:

E. Don Stuckle:
Arthur B. Pyster:
Randy F. Pausch:



Productive colleagues

Ronald D. Williams's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Barry W. Boehm:39
Randy Pausch:31
James H. Aylor:13

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Publications by Ronald D. Williams (bibliography)

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Klenke, Robert H., Williams, Ronald D. and Aylor, James H. (1992): Parallel-Processing Techniques for Automatic Test Pattern Generation. In IEEE Computer, 25 (1) pp. 71-84.

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Pausch, Randy F. and Williams, Ronald D. (1992): Giving CANDY to Children: User-Tailored Gesture Input Driving an Articulator-Based Speech Synthesizer. In Communications of the ACM, 35 (5) pp. 58-66.

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Pausch, Randy and Williams, Ronald D. (1990): Tailor: Creating Custom User Interfaces Based on Gesture. In: Hudson, Scott E. (ed.) Proceedings of the 3rd annual ACM SIGGRAPH symposium on User interface software and technology October 03 - 05, 1990, Snowbird, Utah, United States. pp. 123-134.

Physical controls for most devices are either "one size fits all" or require custom hardware for each user. Cost often prohibits custom design, and each user must adapt to the standard device interface, typically with a loss of precision and efficiency. When user abilities vary widely, such as in the disabled community, devices often become unusable. Our goal is to create a system that will track user gestures and interpret them as control signals for devices. Existing gesture recognition research converts continuous body motion into discrete signals. Our approach is to map continuous motion into a set of analog device control signals. Our system will allow us to quickly tailor a device interface to each user's best physical range of motion. Our first application domain is a speech synthesizer for disabled users. We expect two major areas of applicability for non-disabled users: in telemanipulator interfaces, and as a design tool for creating biomechanically efficient interfaces.

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Boehm, Barry W., Penedo, M. H., Stuckle, E. Don, Williams, Ronald D. and Pyster, Arthur B. (1984): A Software Development Environment for Improving Productivity. In IEEE Computer, 17 (6) pp. 30-44.

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