A generic user interface for hierarchical knowledge-based simulation and control systems.

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Title:
A generic user interface for hierarchical knowledge-based simulation and control systems.
Author:
Chow, Alex Chung-Hen.
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Successful design of the user interface for an interactive system must be sensitive to activities supported by the software and the time users spend in these activities. This dissertation presents a systematic approach to user interface design based on this idea. A control flow model for the interaction between the human and the application is developed and serves as the framework for the proposed approach. Sub-models of the control flow model correspond to actual programming modules and determine the logical system design sequence. The System Entity Structure language is employed to span hierarchical spaces. User interface design is based on the space dimensions of the System Entity Structure pruning process. A Virtual Tree Environment is developed on the TI Explorer to provide a programming facility for implementing user-interfaces. Following the proposed methodology, a system designer can give users an efficient user interface to applications that can be hierarchically described by the System Entity Structure language. The concept can also be implemented on other window systems such as Microsoft Windows and X-windows.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering; Computer science.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Electrical and Computer Engineering; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Zeigler, Bernard P.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA generic user interface for hierarchical knowledge-based simulation and control systems.en_US
dc.creatorChow, Alex Chung-Hen.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChow, Alex Chung-Hen.en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSuccessful design of the user interface for an interactive system must be sensitive to activities supported by the software and the time users spend in these activities. This dissertation presents a systematic approach to user interface design based on this idea. A control flow model for the interaction between the human and the application is developed and serves as the framework for the proposed approach. Sub-models of the control flow model correspond to actual programming modules and determine the logical system design sequence. The System Entity Structure language is employed to span hierarchical spaces. User interface design is based on the space dimensions of the System Entity Structure pruning process. A Virtual Tree Environment is developed on the TI Explorer to provide a programming facility for implementing user-interfaces. Following the proposed methodology, a system designer can give users an efficient user interface to applications that can be hierarchically described by the System Entity Structure language. The concept can also be implemented on other window systems such as Microsoft Windows and X-windows.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineeringen_US
dc.subjectComputer science.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorZeigler, Bernard P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRozenblit, Jerzy W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCallier, Francois E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9114052en_US
dc.identifier.oclc710835732en_US
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