Issue No.04 - July/August (2001 vol.18)
Should you design user interfaces by giving an overview of data in the system or showing only the necessary data for each task step? Neither ensures efficient task support or ease of understanding, so the authors show an approach that balances both and allows early user validation.
Soren Lauesen, Morten Borup Harning, "Virtual Windows: Linking User Tasks, Data Models, and Interface Design", IEEE Software, vol.18, no. 4, pp. 67-75, July/August 2001, doi:10.1109/MS.2001.936220