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Diades: A Design Tool for Interactive Programs with Provisions to Assess Design Decisions About the Man-Machine Interface

  • Hans-Juergen Hoffmann

Abstract

A design tool for interactive programs, DIADES, presently under development will be described. In the paper, the approach for design assessment employing an expert system will be highlighted. The concept “menu” is used as an example.

Keywords

Expert System Design Decision Conceptual Knowledge Factual Knowledge Specification Editor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Juergen Hoffmann
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  1. 1.Fachgebiet Programmiersprachen und Uebersetzer, Fachbereich Informatik, Department of Computer Science, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, FB InformatikDarmstadt Institute of TechnologyDarmstadtGermany

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