Accession Number:

ADA237049

Title:

A Design Space and Design Rules for User Interface Software Architecture

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

The architecture of a user interface software system can be described in terms of a fairly small number of key functional and structural choices. This report presents a design space that identifies these key choices and classifies the alternatives available for each choice. The design space is a useful framework for organizing and applying design knowledge. The report presents a set of design rules expressed in the terms of the design space. These rules can help a software designer to make good structural choices based on the functional requirements for a user interface system. Extension of this work might eventually provide automated assistance for structural design.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE