Partitioned Frame Networks for Multi-Level, Menu-Based Interaction
1987) Partitioned Frame Networks for Multi-Level, Menu-Based Interaction. Technical Report TR-87-24, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (
Menu-based systems have continued to flourish because they present a simple interaction format that is adaptable to many diverse applications. The continued integration of menu-based interaction with increasingly sophisticated software systems, however, is resulting in complex, monolithic frame networks with several undesirable characteristics. This paper presents a novel approach to frame network construction and menu-based interaction for application systems that support user task specifications. The approach is based on partitioning the conventional, monolithic frame network into a set of hierarchically structured, disjoint networks that preserves the original network topology while reducing its overall complexity and size. Moreover, by providing a menu-based interaction scheme that exploits this hierarchical structure, one can realize a system that supports a "top-down" approach to user task specification and user interaction at varying levels of sophistication.
|Item Type:||Departmental Technical Report|
|Subjects:||Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)|
|Deposited By:||User autouser|
|Deposited On:||10 December 2005|