A Proposal of Integration of the GUI Development of Groupware Applications into the Software Development Process

  • A. I. Molina
  • W. J. Giraldo
  • M. A. Redondo
  • M. Ortega
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4715)


In the last years the production of systems supporting work-in-group has been high. However, the design and development of this kind of systems is difficult, especially due to the multidisciplinarity involved and technical complexity (concurrence, distribution, data sharing, user interface, etc.). We propose a design and development process of the user interface in this kind of applications. This process is based on the use of several models for representing collaborative and interactive issues. In this process several techniques and notations are used. In this paper we introduce our methodological approach and describe how it is integrated into the Software Engineering Process.


GUI development Software Engineering Groupware design interaction design model based design Methodological framework 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Molina
    • 1
  • W. J. Giraldo
    • 2
  • M. A. Redondo
    • 1
  • M. Ortega
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Technologies and Systems, College of Computer Science and Engineering, Castilla – La Mancha University, Paseo de la Universidad, 4. 13071 – Ciudad RealSpain
  2. 2.Systems and Computer Engineering, University of Quindío, QuindíoColombia

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