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Software Environment Architectures and User Interface Facilities
June 1988 (vol. 14 no. 6)
pp. 697-708

The authors discuss the demands and constraints on a user interface management system for a software environment, and the relation between the architecture of the environment and the user interface management system. A model for designing user interface management systems for large extensible environments is presented. This model synthesizes several recent advances in user interfaces and specializes them to the domain of software environments. The model can be applied to a wide variety of environment contexts. A prototype implementation is described.

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Index Terms:
software environment architectures; interactive program structures; user interface management system; user interfaces; programming environments; user interfaces
Citation:
M. Young, R.N. Taylor, D.B. Troup, "Software Environment Architectures and User Interface Facilities," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 697-708, June 1988, doi:10.1109/32.6151
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