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WIMP interface

(Windows, Icons, Menus and a Pointing device) A synonym for a graphical user interface (GUI). However, the term is sometimes used as a derogatory reference to a GUI by programmers who like to type commands on the command line. See command line and GUI.
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Concerning the performance evaluation, it is to be observed that natural game interface does not considerably improve the navigation in the virtual environment, compared to conventional WIMP interface.
While the learning curve is initially steeper than with a WIMP interface, the practiced user experiences reduced cognitive effort.
The following examples of usability problems in WIMP interfaces are structured according to the nine usability heuristics from [11].