LEVERAGING USER KNOWLEDGE - Design Principles for an Intuitive User Interface for Building Workflows

D. Kotowski, G. Henriques, M. G. Gillespie, H. Hlomani, D. A. Stacey

Abstract

Compositional systems offer a unique opportunity to users who have domain expertise but lack the necessary skills to develop software solutions in their own domain. A subset of these systems are ontology driven compositional systems (ODCS). ODCS use ontological knowledge to help facilitate composition between individual compositional units. Since an ODCS is a technologically complex system where a majority of the emphasis is placed on the inner workings of the system, often the user interface is an afterthought. This paper focuses on the human issues related to developing a workflow management application by investigating the design principles behind an ODCS interface prototype.

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Kotowski D., Henriques G., G. Gillespie M., Hlomani H. and A. Stacey D. (2011). LEVERAGING USER KNOWLEDGE - Design Principles for an Intuitive User Interface for Building Workflows . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-80-5, pages 176-182. DOI: 10.5220/0003632801760182


in Bibtex Style

@conference{keod11,
author={D. Kotowski and G. Henriques and M. G. Gillespie and H. Hlomani and D. A. Stacey},
title={LEVERAGING USER KNOWLEDGE - Design Principles for an Intuitive User Interface for Building Workflows},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={176-182},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003632801760182},
isbn={978-989-8425-80-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2011)
TI - LEVERAGING USER KNOWLEDGE - Design Principles for an Intuitive User Interface for Building Workflows
SN - 978-989-8425-80-5
AU - Kotowski D.
AU - Henriques G.
AU - G. Gillespie M.
AU - Hlomani H.
AU - A. Stacey D.
PY - 2011
SP - 176
EP - 182
DO - 10.5220/0003632801760182