In this paper, a design model that regards an interactive application as a set of processes is described. Each process can be specified using the IMFG (Interactive Multi Flow Graph) model, a process model that combines Petri Net models properties with users' cognitive aspects. In this way, several perspectives of interactive applications are offered to designers; these are behavioral, informational, causal and contextual. IMFG is used as the specification model of a graphical tool that supports the design of interactive applications as the continuous refinement of users' goals, thus forcing designers to "think in users' terms". The strongest feature of IMFG is that it can be adapted to every domain of interactive applications. As an example, the model application to the design of the user interface of a highly-interactive authoring environment is briefly presented.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 20th EUROMICRO Conference on System Architecture and Integration, EUROMICRO 1994|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
|Event||20th EUROMICRO Conference on System Architecture and Integration, EUROMICRO 1994 - Liverpool, United Kingdom|
Duration: 8 Sep 1994 → 8 Sep 1994
|Other||20th EUROMICRO Conference on System Architecture and Integration, EUROMICRO 1994|
|Period||8/09/94 → 8/09/94|