Goals and objectives for user interface software

B Betts, David Burlingame, Gerhard Fischer, Jim Foley, Mark Green, David Kasik, Stephen T Kerr, Dan Olsen, James Thomas
1987 Computer graphics  
This written report summarizes the discussions an d conclusions of the goals and objectives group at th e ACM/SIGGRAPH Workshop on Software Tools for Use r Interface Development . The report is organized into th e following sections : e Section 1 -Overview of group goals and discussion s Section 2 -Definition and characteristics of a UIM S ® Section 3 -Criteria used to develop a taxonomy of a UIM S Section 4 -Tasks and tools fo r user interface developmen t o Section 5 -Suggested topics and
more » ... s of research . Overview of group goals and discussion s The members of the group have been both developer s and end users of user interfaces . This experience provide d two perspectives on the nature of user interface software . Both of these views played a major role in our discussion s and the conclusions presented here . The two primary goals of the group were to enumerate the various tasks or actions involved in the development o f user interfaces and to determine the software tools that coul d provide automated support for these actions . Prior to discussing the activities and software tool s required for user interface development, the group discusse d these topics : e Definition of a UIM S o Characteristics of a UIM S o Criteria to be used in developing a taxonomy of a UIM S The group also defined several areas and topics o f research on user interfaces and UIMS that should b e investigated by the academic and industrial research community . This report documents these discussions an d conclusions . . Definitions and characteristics of a UIMS
doi:10.1145/24919.24920 fatcat:rq5lj6urdfc5dhqp5h3vhs5ax4