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ISML: an interface specification meta-language.

Crowle, S. and Hole, L., 2003. ISML: an interface specification meta-language. In: Jorge, J.A., ed. Interactive Systems. Design, Specification, and Verification. Berlin: Springer, 362-376.

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DOI: 10.1007/b13960


In this paper we present an abstract metaphor model situated within a model-based user interface framework. The inclusion of metaphors in graphical user interfaces is a well established, but mostly craft-based strategy to design. A substantial body of notations and tools can be found within the model-based user interface design literature, however an explicit treatment of metaphor and its mappings to other design views has yet to be addressed. We introduce the Interface Specification Meta-Language (ISML) framework and demonstrate its use in comparing the semantic and syntactic features of an interactive system. Challenges facing this research are outlined and further work proposed.

Item Type:Book Section
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number of Pages:427
Edition:Interactive Systems. Design, Specification, and Verification
Additional Information:10th international workshop, DSV-IS 2003, Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal, June 11-13, 2003 : revised papers
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:4791
Deposited By: Dr Linda Hole LEFT
Deposited On:26 Oct 2007
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:12


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