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Focus 3D Telemodeling Tool: GUI Design for Iteration 1



Matthew L. Aronoff, John V. Messina, Eric D. Simmon


The Focus 3D Telemodeling Tool was designed as a novel graphical interface to data modeling for standards development. This paper describes the design intent for the proposed Graphical User Interface (GUI) of Focus -- how users interact with the system and each other, what feedback is provided to indicate success or failure of a particular action, and how existing model data is made available to the user for modification or addition to a new model. Focus has been designed to satisfy the use cases specified in the document ?Focus 3D Telemodeling Tool: Use Cases for Iteration 1? by Arthur Griesser. Detailed use case descriptions may be found in that document. This document will describe the behaviors that satisfy those use cases: selection, creation, searching, moving, updating, and deleting behaviors, and the tool palette.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 32470
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focus, 3d, uml, data modeling, xml, standards development


Aronoff, M. , Messina, J. and Simmon, E. (2006), Focus 3D Telemodeling Tool: GUI Design for Iteration 1, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created September 27, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021