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Formal Methods in Human-Computer Interaction

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Michael Harrison, Harold Thimbleby, Franz Schiele, Thomas Green, Roger Took, Alan Dix, Bernard Sufrin, Jifeng He, Colin Runciman, Gilbert Cockton, Heather Alexander
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  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521448673

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  • First published in 1990, this book discusses the application of formal methods to the human-computer interface. Formal methods - the attempt to provide methods that rigourously and unambiguously describe the behaviour of a computer program or system - is receiving a great deal of attention in human-computer interaction (HCI). Topics such as the specification of a system, the construction of a system from its specification and the abstraction of a specification from an existing system, are clearly of great theoretical and practical interest. The contributors to the work are well-known in the field of HCI and their articles cover much of the work in the area. The book is a series of papers specially commissioned by the editors for the book; it is thus a coherent and important contribution to the area.

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    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521448673
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Contributors
    1. The role of formal methods in human-computer interaction Michael Harrison and Harold Thimbleby
    2. HCI formalisms and cognitive psychology: the case of Task-Action Grammar Franz Schiele and Thomas Green
    3. Putting design into practice: formal specification and the user interface Roger Took
    4. Non-determinism as a paradigm for understanding the user interface Alan Dix
    5. A state model of direct manipulation in interactive systems Michael Harrison and Alan Dix
    6. Specification, analysis and refinement of interactive processes Bernard Sufrin and Jifeng He
    7. From abstract models to functional prototypes Colin Runciman
    8. Designing abstractions for communication control Gilbert Cockton
    9. Structuring dialogues using CSP Heather Alexander
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Editors

    Michael Harrison

    Harold Thimbleby

    Contributors

    Michael Harrison, Harold Thimbleby, Franz Schiele, Thomas Green, Roger Took, Alan Dix, Bernard Sufrin, Jifeng He, Colin Runciman, Gilbert Cockton, Heather Alexander

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