A model-based approach for distributed user interfaces

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A model-based approach for distributed user interfaces
This paper describes a model-based approach for designing distributed user interfaces (DUIs), i.e. graphical user interfaces that are distributed along one or many of the following dimensions: end user, display device, computing platform, and physical environment. The three pillars of this model-based approach are: (i) a Concrete User Interface model for DUIs incorporating the distribution dimensions and able to express in a XML-compliant format any DUI element until the granularity of an individual DUI element is reached, (ii) a specification language for DUI distribution primitives that have been defined in a user interface toolkit, and (iii), a step-wise method for modeling a DUI based on the concepts of distribution graph expressing a distribution scenario that can be played namely based on the distribution primitives. A distribution graph consists of a state-transition diagram whose states represent significant distribution states of a DUI and whose transitions are labeled by an ...
Jérémie Melchior, Jean Vanderdonckt,
Added 27 Aug 2011
Updated 27 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where EICS
Authors Jérémie Melchior, Jean Vanderdonckt, Peter Van Roy
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