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User Interface Design Model for Improving Visual Cohesion

가시적 응집도 향상을 위한 사용자 인터페이스 설계 모델

  • Park, In-Cheol (Division of Computer.Game, Howon University) ;
  • Lee, Chang-Mog (Division of Computer Engineering, Chonbuk National University)
  • 박인철 (호원대학교 컴퓨터게임학부) ;
  • 이창목 (전북대학교 컴퓨터공학부)
  • Received : 2011.10.12
  • Accepted : 2011.12.13
  • Published : 2011.12.31

Abstract

As application development environment changes rapidly, importance of user interface design is increasing. Usually, most of designers are clustering by subjective method of individual to define objects that have relativity in design interface. But, interface which is designed without particular rules just adds inefficiency and complexity of business to user who use this system. Therefore, in this paper, we propose an object oriented design model that allows for flexible development by formalizing the user interface prototype in any GUI environment. The visual cohesion of the user interface is a new set of criteria which has been studied in relation to the user interface contents, and is founded on the basis of the cohesion of the interface as defined using basic software engineering concepts. The visual cohesion includes the issue of how each unit is arranged and grouped, as well as the cohesion of the business events which appear in the programming unit. The interface will become easier to understand and use if the business events are grouped by their inter-relevance within the user interface.

Keywords

User interface;Business event;Interface prototype;Object grouping;Desgin model

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Howon University

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