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Time as a dimension in the design and analysis of interactive systems

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Michael HarrisonORCiD



This paper discusses the relevance of timing to the design of interactive systems. It introduces a set of dimensions to assist the process of making appropriate time design decisions in interactive systems. Timing issues are associated with the dynamic behaviour of the design and with the information resources that may serve to control the pace of the interaction. Finally the paper considers two examples of system for which time design is appropriate and considers how a model of the system can provide assistance in design. The analysis of interactive properties of the systems uses a specification based on uppaal which enables the exploration of real-time properties.

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Author(s): Harrison MD, Loer K

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2006

Pages: 23

Print publication date: 01/08/2006

Source Publication Date: August 2006

Report Number: 980

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne