widget-based interface - Computer Definition
A user interface that is made up of icons. Designed for remote control of large TV screens as well as finger operation on smartphones and tablets, the widget-based interface is simple. The only easier way to communicate with a computer is via voice recognition (when it really works, that is). The icons are generally static (non-moving) and are clicked to launch a service or application. However, they may be of the type that changes periodically to display the latest data such as weather and message alerts (see widget and live tiles). See 10-foot user interface.