This book showcases the vanguard of new methods for object-oriented and component-based interactive system development, incorporating contributions from international experts in object modeling and human computer interaction. It shows how object modeling approaches can be modified to bring user interface concerns into the earliest stages of the software design life cycle, where they have the greatest possible effect on the subsequent system design and on the end system usability. Adopting the perspective that system scope, contents, functionality, and detailed user interface are all inextricably related, this book provides methods for integrated and concurrent consideration of user requirements, analysis-level object models, interaction modeling, detailed user interface design, and interactive system usability. The methods integrate the best applicable user interface design practice with object modeling techniques that use the Unified Modeling Language (UML).
Four major themes are explored: participatory modeling, scenario- and task-based design, use case based design, and user-centered design. Within these broad overlapping areas, ten individual chapters cover specific topics, such as
- Participatory modeling of business concepts by users
- The use of scenarios and task descriptions to build object models of interactive systems
- New notations for Structured Essential Use Cases in the Software For Use method
- User interface design in the Rational Unified Process (RUP)
- User-centered design approaches for interactive system design
Object Modeling and User Interface Design merges theories with practical techniques to create methods for the design of today's systems. By reading this book you will gain an understanding of the benefits of integrating object-oriented analysis approaches with human computer interaction design, and learn how to systematically design interactive systems for their human users....Continua