WADE: Simplified GUI Add-on development for Third-party Software
Xiao-Jun MENG

Speaker Event details

Xiao-Jun MENG
PhD Candidate in NUS-HCI Lab
School of Computing, National University of Singapore




16 Feb 2017 (Thursday)

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Meeting Room 4-4, Level 4
School of Information Systems
Singapore Management University
80 Stamford Road
Singapore 178902

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We present the WADE Integrated Development Environment (IDE), which simplifies the modification of the interface and functionality of existing third-party software without access to source code. WADE clones the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of a host program through dynamic-link library (DLL) injection in order to enable (1) WYSIWYG modification of the GUI and (2) the modification of software functionality. We compare WADE with an alternative state-of-the-art runtime toolkit overloading approach in a user-study, finding that WADE significantly simplifies the task of GUI-based add-on development. Apart from WADE, I might potentially introduce more about my other past research projects.

About the speaker

Xiao Jun MENG is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the NUS-HCI Lab, School of Computing, National University of Singapore. His supervisor is Shen. He got his B.Sc. in Computer Science & Technology, Tsinghua University and his dual degree in Information Art & Design, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University. His research interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Information Visualization and User Research/Evaluation. He is particularly interested in developing new interactive systems to scaffold users to accomplish certain tasks or gain certain knowledge. To investigate how users are interacting with those new proposed systems, he usually perform actual studies (usability study/controlled experiment) with real users, and tackle the collected data in a quantitative and qualitative base.

  LARC is supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore under its International Research Centres in Singapore Funding Initiative.  

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