User Interaction and Interface Design with UML

User Interaction and Interface Design with UML

Jesús M. Almendros-Jiménez (Universidad de Almeria, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-534-4.ch016
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Abstract

This chapter is devoted to show how to use and specialise UML diagrams for describing the user interfaces of a software system. In order to accomplish the description of user interfaces, the proposed technique considers three specialised UML diagrams called user-interaction, user-interface and GUI-class diagrams, which will be built following a model-driven development (MDD) perspective. These diagrams can be seen as the UML-based UI models of the system. In addition, this paper concerns with code-generation to implement the user interfaces of the system by using GUI-class diagrams and user-interaction diagrams. A case study of an Internet book shopping system is introduced in this chapter to proof and illustrate the proposed user interaction and interface design technique.

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