Meta-GUI-Builders: Generating Domain-specific Interface Builders for Multi-Device User Interface Creation

Kris Luyten, Jan Meskens, Jo Vermeulen, and Karin Coninx.
Presented by
Kris Luyten
Acceptance statistics
[~38% acceptance; 414 submissions]

In CHI '08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Florence, Italy, April 5-10, 2008. ACM Press, ISBN:978-1-60558-012-X, pp. 3189-3194.


Nowadays, there is a growing demand to design user interfaces that run on many devices. However, existing multi-device design approaches are not suitable for domain experts, whose input can be invaluable to come to a suitable user interface for a specific domain. Existing techniques often require the manipulation of high-level models and transformations which are difficult to interpret and predict by a domain expert without a technical background. We present Meta-GUI-Builders, a new generation of graphical user interface builder tools that allows domain experts to create multi-device GUI designs themselves. These tools automatically adapt their workspace to a specific domain by encapsulating domain-specific elements in the designer's tool palette. Engaging domain experts in a multi-device design approach is a first step towards creating aesthetic user interfaces that can be deployed on many devices, a combination that is hard to achieve with previous approaches.



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