An Approach to the Model-Based Design of Groupware Multi-user Interfaces

  • María Luisa Rodríguez
  • José Luis Garrido
  • María V. Hurtado
  • Manuel Noguera
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4715)

Abstract

The rapid development of technology allows organizations to operate on interactive environments in which work is organized and assigned to groups of people cooperating in order to reach their purposes. In groupware applications, the user interface is essential because it must support the process of sharing information and group work appropriately. Thereby, the user interface design requires the understanding of the tasks that a group must accomplish in the system and the different users’ characteristics, as well as to address technological issues. The use of models, at different abstraction levels, should be taken into account in order to tackle the complexity while designing groupware interfaces. This paper proposes an approach to the model-based design of multi-user interfaces for groupware applications.

Keywords

Groupware applications model-based development multi-user interfaces group awareness 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • María Luisa Rodríguez
    • 1
  • José Luis Garrido
    • 1
  • María V. Hurtado
    • 1
  • Manuel Noguera
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, Universidad de Granada, E.T.S.I.I.T., c/Periodista Daniel Saucedo Aranda s/n, 18071 GranadaSpain

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