Mori, F. Paternò, C. Santoro.
Design and Development of Multi-Device User Interfaces through Multiple
Transactions on Software Engineering.
increasing availability of new types of interaction platforms raises a
number of issues for designers and developers. There is a need for new
methods and tools to support development of nomadic applications, which
can be accessed through a variety of devices. This paper presents a solution,
based on the use of three levels of abstractions, that allows designers
to focus on the relevant logical aspects and avoid dealing with a plethora
of low-level details. We have defined a number of transformations able
to obtain user interfaces from such abstractions, taking into account
the available platforms and their interaction modalities while
preserving usability. The transformations are supported by an authoring
tool, TERESA, which provides designers and developers with various levels
of automatic support and several possibilities for tailoring such transformations
to their needs.
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