Accession Number:

ADA242581

Title:

Interface Design Tools Project

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 89-May 90,

Corporate Author:

BBN LABS INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

1991-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

This report describes an effort to provide tools that assist in the design and development of user interfaces. Human factors knowledge is used to provide an intelligent capability which can be applied to generate interface alternatives and the underlying code for those alternatives. Two gaps evident in available tools for dealing with windows were also addressed clustering windows and linking windows. Clustering deals with the grouping of multiple windows, and the tools provided facilitate the specification of screen configurations. Linking tools provide mechanisms to specify and enforce functional dependency between windows so that when what is in one changes the other windows change in prespecified ways.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE