Rapid Prototyping of Medical Graphic Interfaces
Rapid prototyping is an adequate methodology for the development of window based graphic interfaces because it allows an effective integration of experts in human factors and potential users in the process of the production of the interaction software. We have implemented an environment for the rapid prototyping of medical graphic interfaces based on the characteristic architecture of knowledge based systems. It provides a specification language for the declarative representation of the elementary dialogue components, including the visual aspect, behavior and content of the windows. This representation is directly executable and permits an incremental approach to the final interface. The environment provides a universal control mechanism and facilities for the integration of the interface with relational data bases and expert systems. The paper present a general description of our system and details of the method for the representation of the interaction.
KeywordsExpert System Rapid Prototype Transition Diagram Finite State Automaton User Event
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