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Löwgren, J. and Nordqvist, T. (1990). A Knowledge-Based Tool for User Interface Evaluation and its Integration in a UIMS. Technical Report LiTH-IDA-R-90-15, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Sweden. Also in Proc. of Interact'90, Cambridge, UK, August 27-31, 1990 and will appear in the August issue of Computational Intelligence. (bibtex),

Abstract: This paper describes and discusses a knowledge-based user interface evaluation tool, based on the critiquing paradigm. The tool uses knowledge acquired from experts and from collections of guidelines to evaluate a formal description of a user interface design, generating comments as well as suggesting improvements. After describing the system architecture and reporting some experiences, the paper focuses on the possibility of incorporating a knowledge-based design tool in a User Interface Management System (UIMS), making it possible to give constructive advice to the designer as well as comments. We report some preliminary results from a project aimed at this integration.


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