An Object-Oriented Approach to the Design of Graphical User Interface Systems

TitleAn Object-Oriented Approach to the Design of Graphical User Interface Systems
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsPaterno, F.
Other Numbers751
Abstract

In this paper the problems concerning the design of graphical user interface systems composed of a set of interaction objects allowing users to interact with structured graphics are presented. Here we want to point out the problems and the requirements that are raised in performing such a design in an object-oriented environment. For this purpose the importance of task-oriented design of interaction objects in order to make the translation from the user task to the system functions easier is addressed. The design of a hierarchy of interaction objects following this approach is proposed. This contrast with the current window systems toolkits design because it is mainly driven by the semantics of the interaction object rather than their appearance. Finally an example of common graphical interface performed by the proposed approach is presented.

URLhttp://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/pubs/techreports/TR-92-046.pdf
Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-92-046

Abbreviated Authors

F. Paterno

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report