Accession Number : ADA181852

Title :   User Interface Technology Survey.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Feiler,Peter

PDF Url : ADA181852

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The Technology Identification and Assessment Project combined a number of related investigations to identify: 1) existing technology in a specific problem area to review research and development results and commercially available products; 2) new technologies through regular reviews of research and development results, periodic surveys of specific areas, and identification of particularly good examples of the application of specific technologies; and 3) requirements for new technology through continuing studies of software development needs within the DoD, and case studies of both successful and unsuccessful projects. Technology assessment involves understanding the software developement process, determining the potential of new technology for solving significant problems, evaluating new software tools and methods, matching technologies to needs, and determining the potential payoff of new technologies. Assessment activities of the project focused on core technology areas for software engineering environments. This report is one of a series of survey reports. It is not intended to provide an exhaustive discussion of topics pertinent to the area of user interface technology. Rather, it is intended as an informative review of the technology surveyed.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *INTERFACES, CASE STUDIES, USER NEEDS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE