Generating Interactive Prototypes from Query Annotated Discourse Models
2015 (English)In: I-COM: A Journal of Interactive and Cooperative Media, ISSN 1618-162X, E-ISSN 2196-6826, Vol. 14, no 3, 205-219 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Model Based User Interface Development offers the possibility to design User Interfaces without being concerned about the underlying implementation. This is achieved by devising models at a high level of abstraction, thus creating the potential for involving users or domain experts to achieve a user-centered design process. Obtain- ing a running interactive application from such models usually requires several model transformations. One of the current problems is that while a user interface is generated after these transformations, other parts of the interactive system such as the application logic need to pre-exist or they must be written manually before the interface can be tested in a realistic scenario. This leaves the domain experts dependent on programmers and increases the time between iterations. In this paper we work with Query Anno- tations, which were previously used only for modeling at low levels and for generating fully functional interfaces, and we aim to generalize them for the high-level modeling approach called Discourse Modeling. The direct expected benefit of this generalization is the possibility to generate complete, readily testable interactive prototypes, rather than just their user interfaces. In addition, Query Annota- tions can serve as the mapping between the various levels of abstraction and bring to the domain experts a better understanding of the transformation process, as well as the possibility to modify the interfaces and models directly.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Walter de Gruyter, 2015. Vol. 14, no 3, 205-219 p.
Discourse Model, GUI Generation, Interactive Prototypes, Query Annotations, UI Modeling
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject Human-computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-184089DOI: 10.1515/icom-2015-0041OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-184089DiVA: diva2:914028
QC 201603292016-03-232016-03-232016-03-29Bibliographically approved