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David Iggulden

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Hoffner, Yigal, Dobson, John and Iggulden, David (1989): A New User Interface Architecture. In: Sutcliffe, Alistair G. and Macauley, Linda (eds.) Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers V August 5-8, 1989, University of Nottingham, UK. pp. 169-189.

This paper proposes a new user interface (UI) architecture which is intended to help designers with the internal structuring of the UI -- the mechanism which animates and facilitates the dialogue between the user and the application. The architecture is based on the assumption that the role of the UI is to bridge the gap between the language of the application and the language of the user. There are two major structuring concepts behind the proposed user interface architecture: the language stage concept and the language transformation step concept. The language stage concept advocates the introduction of several intermediate language stages between the user language and the application language. The language transformation step concept deals with the necessary transformations between the intermediate language stages and also the actions required within each language stage. An example of the use of the proposed architecture in the design of a UI of a Chess playing application is given. Finally, directions for future work concerning the proposed architecture are given.

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There is an old English folk saying that goes, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." I have a different approach: Do something about the heat. The folk saying would have us accept the poor designs of the world. Why? After all, if people were responsible for the "heat" in the first place, then people should be able to do something about it. Is the kitchen too hot? Redesign it.

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