QUICK: Exploring the middle ground in user interface design tools

S. Douglas, Eckehard Doerry, D. Novick

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Interface construction kits have become firmly established and well-accepted in recent years. They offer solutions to the programming complexity created by introducing user interface operations into traditional programming languages. The authors argue that an understanding of the productivity gain afforded by construction kits must be shaped by separating programming language from programming environment. The QUICK user interface construction kit is described and used as an example to explore what the authors call the middle ground in language abstraction: The prototype model of object-oriented languages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number184009
Pages (from-to)468-477
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes
Event24th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1991 - Kauai, United States
Duration: Jan 8 1991Jan 11 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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