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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-017-07-1078


Ontology-based User Interface Development: User Experience Elements Pattern

Syed K. Shahzad (Graz University of Technology, Austria)

Abstract: The user experience of any software or website consists of elements from the conceptual to the concrete level. These elements of user experience assist in the design and development of user interfaces. On the other hand, ontologies provide a framework for computable representation of user interface elements and underlying data. This paper discusses strategies of introducing ontologies at different user interface layers adapted from user experience elements. These layers range from abstract levels (e.g. User needs/Application Objectives) to concrete levels (e.g. Application User Interface) in terms of data representation. The proposed ontological framework enables device independent, semi-automated GUI construction which we will demonstrate at a personal information management example.

Keywords: GUI, HCI, Knowledge Management, Personal Information Management, User Interface Ontology

Categories: H.1.2, H.5.2, H.5.3, I.2.4, K.6