Formal Methods for Interactive Systems

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Academic Press, 1991 - Computer graphics - 369 pages
This essential book addresses the problems governing the usability of computer interfaces. These problems are approached from the angle of the mathematical modeling of interactive systems. By modeling various facets of the system--such as windows, real time phenomena, and dynamic pointers--the book demonstrates how formal methods of software engineering (particularly functional programming) can be used to enhance the efficiency and usability of interactive systems. This book will be accessible and invaluable to researchers and students in the fields of HCI and formal methods for software engineering. Employs a novel approach to HCI in using formal methods for evaluation and design**Brings mathematical rigor to interface modeling**Provides formalisms for the design of safety-critical systems**Outlines abstract models of interaction

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PIEs the simplest blackbox model
RedPIEs result and display
Sharing and interference in window managers

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