User Interface Management Systems: A Survey and a Proposed Design

Gray, Philip D (1986) User Interface Management Systems: A Survey and a Proposed Design. MSc(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The growth of interactive computing has resulted in increasingly more complex styles of interaction between user and computer. To facilitate the creation of highly interactive systems, the concept of the User Interface Management System (UIMS) has been developed. Following the definition of the term 'UIMS' and a consideration of the putative advantages of the UIMS approach, a number of User Interface Management Systems are examined. This examination focuses in turn on the run-time execution system, the specification notation and the design environment, with a view to establishing the features which an "ideal" UIMS should possess. On the basis of this examination, a proposal for the design of a new UIMS is presented, and progress reported towards the implementation of a prototype based on this design.

Item Type: Thesis (MSc(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Computer science
Date of Award: 1986
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1986-77451
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 09:08
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:08

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