Issue No. 11 - November (1986 vol. 6)
Dan Olsen , Brigham Young University
This article discusses a basic architecture for a user interface management system and the problem of updating a display in response to interactive commands. The basic architecture is then extended to include basic editing and browsing processes on arbitrary data structures. Editing templates are presented as a technique embodying the entire manipulation process for a particular data structure/data display combination. In conjuction with the user interface management system, Such templates are able to automatically provide a majority of the code required in an interactive applicaton.
D. Olsen, "Editing Templates: A User Interface Generation Tool," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 6, no. , pp. 40-45, 1986.