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Prototyping pre-implementation designs of virtual environment behaviour

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Virtual environments lack a standardised interface between the user and application, this makes it possible for the interface to be highly customised for the demands of individual applications. However, this requires a development process where the interface can be carefully designed to meet the requirements of an application. In practice, an ad-hoc development process is used which is heavily reliant on a developer’s craft skills. A number of formalisms have been developed to address the problem of establishing the behavioural requirements by supporting its design prior to implementation. We have developed the Marigold toolset which provides a transition from one such formalism, Flownets, to a prototype-implementation. In this paper we demonstrate the use of the Marigold toolset for prototyping a small environment.

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Author(s): Willans JC, Harrison M

Editor(s): Little, M.R., Nigay, L.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Engineering for Human-Computer Interaction. 8th IFIP International Conference (EHCI)

Year of Conference: 2001

Pages: 91-108

ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online)

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45348-2_11

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783540430445