Accession Number:

ADA209486

Title:

Design and Development of a User Interface and User Manual for a System Dynamics Model of Software Management

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

Simulation models typically possess primitive user interfaces. Users must spend substantial amounts of time learning the model before they gain proficiency in using the model. A versatile, user-friendly interface reduces the time and frustration involved in learning a new system. This research effort designs a user-friendly interface for the System Dynamics Model of Software Management. The interface is written in a batch programming language, compatible with the IBM personal micro-computer. The interface is a product of the prototype design approach. A sophisticated batch language provides the self- generating menu structures, advanced string handling capabilities, and color enhancements. User interface, User friendly, Batch language, User manual.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE