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Author Weck, Wolfgang
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
Publisher Prentice Hall
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Pointing Device ♦ User Interface ♦ Basic Tool ♦ Basic Data Structure ♦ New Simple Design Paradigm ♦ Text System ♦ Sequential Text ♦ Graphical User Interface ♦ Text Model ♦ Application Example ♦ Modern Text ♦ Traditional Text Interface ♦ Many Aspect ♦ Object Allows ♦ Color Etc
Description Using icons as handles to objects allows for a new simple design paradigm for user interfaces. The key is a concept that inherits icons from graphical user interfaces and the interpretation of sequential text from traditional text interfaces. The basic tool is the object oriented text model. It is shown what power lies in the introduction of icons into text as well as how icons can be used in a better way, if being seen in some context. An implementation of the concept and some application examples are described. Introduction The world of user interfaces splits into two paradigms: Text based and graphical user interfaces. It is a tradition to consider these two paradigms as completely different. But, modern text editing systems have already proven that this is not true. At least, text systems based on text attributed with fonts, size, color etc. and supporting a pointing device like a mouse for input, have many aspects of a graphical user interface. Still, the basic data structure is ...
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1994-01-01
Publisher Institution Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems, TOOLS EUROPE '94