The Use of OPEN LOOK/Motif GUI Standards for Applications in Control System Design

  • H. A. Barker
  • M. Chen
  • P. W. Grant
  • C. P. Jobling
  • A. Parkman
  • P. Townsend
Conference paper
Part of the EurographicSeminars book series (FOCUS COMPUTER)

Abstract

The emergence of powerful graphics workstations has brought about the possibility of implementing sophisticated graphics based user interfaces (GUI’s). In this paper we discuss aspects of the design and specification of a generic graphical user interface for control systems design and the emerging standards for user interface implementation that underlie it, with special reference to the OPEN LOOK and Motif standards. The use of these interface standards in future design environments should enable the rapid development of novel design methods and at the same time enforce a consistent ‘look and feel’ across applications. We discuss the problems faced by the implementor in developing applications for different interface standards and also comment on the effects these different GUI standards have on the user’s view.1

Keywords

Migration Expense Tray Editing Metaphor 

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© EUROGRAPHICS The European Association for Computer Graphics 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. A. Barker
    • 1
  • M. Chen
    • 1
  • P. W. Grant
    • 1
  • C. P. Jobling
    • 1
  • A. Parkman
    • 1
  • P. Townsend
    • 1
  1. 1.Control and Computer Aided Engineering Research Group Departments of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity College of SwanseaSwanseaUK

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