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First Step for GUI Domain Analysis: Formalization

Author(s): KREUTZOVÁ Michaela | PORUBÄN Jaroslav | VÁCLAVÍK Peter

Journal: Journal of Computer Science and Control Systems
ISSN 1844-6043

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 65;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: usability | domain-specific language | graphical user interface | component-based analysis | Java

GUI (Graphical User Interface) is the mostimportant part of a software system allowing userinteraction. Its code takes more than 50% of the wholeapplication code. Research was made in many areas,but very small part is concerning with analyzing ofdomain terms in a GUI, identifying confusing terms,or determining whether the terms in the interface willbe understood by users. This is important especiallywhen evaluating domain specific applications, becausedomain experts use terms specific for that domain. Theapplication therefore must be understandable for thedomain experts. Our goal to the future is to automatedomain driven GUI usability analysis. But first we haveto deal with primary goals such as formalization andanalysis. This paper determines, whether these goalscan be fulfilled and under what conditions.

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