|Description||Windows programming tools|
Khitchdee re-interprets the software agent: an agent should interface with technology and make it more transparent for its user. They build a tool for new programmer students that teaches how to build such software agents. This helps them see their programs as a user. This tool is called Inck and it runs on Windows. They build this tool as their first software agent. It’s a software product line for new agents. Khitchdee share their design process with programmers (they have opened our codebase to select sites). They plan to build and use Inck in the next year, then invite some users to give it a shot.
|Tags||programming-tools, user-interface, software-agents, desktop-software|
Students who have recently learnt programming can use Inck to build their first software agent. This is a good first project because through this, you can see your programming as a user. The role of the user gets clearer early. Inck itself is their debut software agent. They share with you how they built this Windows app. They also share techniques for building agents. All this useful info is built into Inck. It’s not only a tool, it helps you learn stuff.
Software agents made using all of Inck’s tricks are tuned to help their users think much deeper. Khitchdee has done research on how users think and simplified interface based on this work. They have tried to make the agent transparent so that the user is focused on their thoughts instead of getting distracted by the app.
If you create an agent using their tool, you can choose to share all your novel techniques with other users of this programming tool. Inck contains a track that has all its info. You can add your agent’s info to this track.