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Structuring user interfaces with a meta-model of mental models

: Sifaqui, C.


Computers and Graphics 23 (1999), No.3, pp.323-330
ISSN: 0097-8493
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IGD ()
mental model; user interface

This article presents a meta-model of user interfaces, based on the idea of mental models. This meta-model provides its utility in single-user environments as well as those for multiusers. A prototype is presented that implements the meta-model and two trial areas are chosen for discussing its operation. The most innovative aspect is unifying different use schemas in one interface, like temporary, spatial, networked or structured data organizations.