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A visual language and environment for specifying user interface event handling in design tools

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posted on 2007-12-01, 00:00 authored by N Liu, J Hosking, John Grundy
End users often need the ability to tailor diagrammingbased design tools and to specify dynamic interactive behaviours of graphical user interfaces. However most want to avoid having to use textual scripting languages or programming language approaches directly. We describe a new visual language for user interface event handling specification targeted at end users. Our visual language provides end users with abstract ways to express both simple and complex event handling mechanisms via visual specifications. These specifications incorporate event filtering, tool state querying and action invocation. We describe our language, its incorporation into a metatool for building visual design environments, examples of its use and results of evaluations of its effectiveness. © 2007, Australian Computer Society, Inc.

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Volume

64

Pagination

1 - 8

Publisher

[The Conference]

Location

Australasian User Interface. Conference (2007 : Ballarat, Victoria)

Start date

2007-01-30

End date

2007-02-02

ISSN

1445-1336

ISBN-10

1920682457

Language

eng

Publication classification

EN.1 Other conference paper

Title of proceedings

AUIC 2007 : Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series

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