An Object-Oriented UIMS for Rapid Prototyping
NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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User interface management systems UIMSs that support rapid prototyping often suffer from the limited range of interfaces that they can produce and the lack of support for the connection between the produced interface and its underlying application. This paper discusses a Mode Development Environment MoDE that addresses these problems. MoDE is a general user interface management system that supports rapid creation of a wide variety of user interfaces. It is implemented on top of Smalltalk-80 and an event-driven mechanism. Its dynamically expandable interaction technique library allows the interface developer to easily introduce new objects into the library. MoDE also supports creation and management of the connection between the user interface and the application through direct manipulation. Keywords User interface software.
- Computer Programming and Software