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Interaction Flow Modeling Language by Marco Brambilla, Piero Fraternali

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Chapter 5

Modeling interface content and navigation

Abstract

The chapter addresses the specification of the content and navigation aspects of the interface and shows how to use ViewContainers, Events, NavigationFlows, and DataFlows to describe many configurations. The readability of models is enhanced by using more specific ViewComponents, such as List and Details, which make diagram more understandable and amenable to deeper checking and more thorcode generation. The chapter explains the input -output depenbetween ViewComponents, which are essential for specifying the runtime update of interface content induced by user events. The introduced IFML constructs are shown at work in the specification of different categories of design patterns for content ...

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