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"Smaller mobile devices such as PDAs and smartphones typically use the WIMP elements with different unifying metaphors, due to constraints in space and available input devices. Applications for which WIMP is not well suited may use newer interaction techniques, collectively named as post-WIMP user interfaces.
As of 2011, some touch-screen-based operating systems such as Apple's iOS (iPhone) and Android use the class of GUIs named post-WIMP. These support styles of interaction using more than one finger in contact with a display, which allows actions such as pinching and rotating, which are unsupported by one pointer and mouse." [Graphical user interface. Wikipedia]
"In computing post-WIMP comprises work on user interfaces, mostly graphical user interfaces, which attempt to go beyond the paradigm of windows, icons, menus and a pointing device, i.e. WIMP interfaces. ...
However WIMP interfaces are not optimal for working with complex tasks such as computer-aided design, working on large amounts of data simultaneously, or interactive games. WIMPs are usually pixel-hungry, so given limited screen real estate they can distract attention from the task at hand. Thus, custom interfaces can better encapsulate workspaces, actions, and objects for specific complex tasks. Applications for which WIMP is not well suited include those requiring continuous input signals, showing 3D models, or simply portraying an interaction for which there is no defined standard widget.
Interfaces based on these considerations, now called "post-WIMP", have made their way to the general public. Examples include the interface of the classic MP3 player iPod and a bank's automated teller machine screen." [Post-WIMP. Wikipedia]
The example "iPhone OS (iOS) graphic user interface (GUI) - Activity indicator view" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Graphic User Interface solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
iPhone GUI
iPhone GUI, toolbar, status bar, activity indicator, status bar, simple list, navigation bar, controls, activity indicator,
Use this template to prototype and design the Windows graphic user interface.
"In human–computer interaction, WIMP stands for "windows, icons, menus, pointer", denoting a style of interaction using these elements of the user interface. ... Other expansions are sometimes used, substituting "mouse" and "mice" or "pull-down menu" and "pointing", for menus and pointer, respectively. ...
In a WIMP system:
(1) A window runs a self-contained program, isolated from other programs that (if in a multi-program operating system) run at the same time in other windows.
(2) An icon acts as a shortcut to an action the computer performs (e.g., execute a program or task).
(3) A menu is a text or icon-based selection system that selects and executes programs or tasks.
(4) The pointer is an onscreen symbol that represents movement of a physical device that the user controls to select icons, data elements, etc.
(5) cut, copy, and paste.
This style of system improves human–computer interaction (HCI) by emulating real-world interactions and providing better ease of use for non-technical people - both novice and power users. Users can carry skill at a standardized interface from one application to another.
Due to the nature of the WIMP system, simple commands can be chained together to undertake a group of commands that would have taken several lines of command line instructions." [WIMP (computing). Wikipedia]
The Windows Vista graphic user interface template for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the Graphic User Interface solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Windows GUI template
Windows GUI template, window, vertical scrollbar, field, check box group, button,
The vector stencils library "Interactions" contains 18 interaction elements icons: mouse pointers, splitters, select frame.
Use it to design graphic user interface (GUI) prototypes of your software applications for Windows 8.
"In computing, a pointer or mouse cursor (as part of a personal computer WIMP style of interaction) is a graphical image on the computer monitor or other display device. The pointer echoes movements of the pointing device, commonly a mouse or touchpad, and signals the point where actions of the user take place. It can be used to select and move other graphical user interface elements, and is distinct from the cursor, which responds to keyboard input. The cursor may also be repositioned using the pointer.
The pointer commonly appears as an angled arrow, (angled because historically that improved appearance on low resolution screens) but it can vary within different programs or operating systems. The use of a pointer is employed when the input method, or pointing device, is a device that can move fluidly across a screen and select or highlight objects on the screen." [Pointer (graphical user interfaces). Wikipedia]
The design elements example "Interactions - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Windows 8 User Interface solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Normal select pointer
Normal select pointer, normal select pointer,
Link select pointer
Link select pointer, link select pointer,
Text select pointer
Text select pointer, text select pointer,
Precision select pointer
Precision select pointer, precision select pointer,
Move pointer
Move pointer, move pointer,
Pan pointer
Pan pointer, pan pointer,
Vertical resize pointer
Vertical resize pointer, vertical resize pointer,
Horizontal resize pointer
Horizontal resize pointer, horizontal resize pointer,
Diagonal resize pointer
Diagonal resize pointer, diagonal resize pointer,
Diagonal resize pointer 2
Diagonal resize pointer 2, diagonal resize pointer,
Row resize pointer
Row resize pointer, row resize pointer,
Column resize pointer
Column resize pointer, column resize pointer,
Window splitter - vertically
Window splitter - vertically, window splitter,
Window splitter - horizontally
Window splitter - horizontally, window splitter,
Working in background pointer
Working in background pointer, working in background pointer, normal select pointer,
Busy pointer
Busy pointer, busy pointer,
Unavailable pointer
Unavailable pointer, unavailable pointer,
Normal select frame
Normal select frame, normal select frame,