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From Abstraction to Realization: Abstract Prototypes Based on Canonical Components -REVISED
  Larry L. Constantine, Helmut Windl, James Noble, Lucy Lockwood
  Get/download .PDF FileReport [#109]: 2003 |  Adobe .PDF File: about 371K.
  Abstract: A powerful new form of abstract prototype is described that speeds and simplifies the transition from abstract task model to realistic paper prototype by using a standardized set of user interface abstractions. Such canonical components specify function, size, and position in the emerging design but leave unspecified the appearance and detailed behavior. In this way, canonical prototypes facilitate high-level design and architectural decision making without the burden of resolving or addressing numerous concrete details. Abstract prototypes based on canonical components also promote design innovation and facilitate recognition of common user interface design patterns. Newly Revised July 2003.
  Keywords: abstract prototypes, canonical prototypes, content models, task-driven design, usage-centered design, user interface design patterns
  Working paper [August 2000, rev. May 2001, rev. July 2003] from The Convergence Colloquy held July 2000 .
  Get/download .PDF FileReport [#109]: 2003 |  Adobe .PDF File: about 371K.