User-centered Design of Geographic Interactive Applications: from high-level Specification to Code Generation, from Prototypes to better Specifications

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Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Visual Design, Geographic Web Application Design, Short Lifecycle, Code Generation
Authors:
  • Marquesuzaà, Christophe
  • Etcheverry, Patrick
  • Laborie, Sébastien
  • Nodenot, Thierry
  • Luong, The Nhan
Journal:
LNCS Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems (TLDKS)
ISSN:
1869-1994
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Abstract:
This paper deals with models and tools allowing designers of geographic web application to focus on the design work rather than on the related coding problems. The contributions of this paper are a spe- cific design model and its associated design environement. The proposed design model is composed of elements that can be translated, through transformation model technics, into executable source code taking into account high-level specifications of the designers. This automated code generation property offers a design approach based on short cycles where designers may adjust their specifications until the generated applica- tion matches their requirements. To facilitate this process, the proposed model has been integrated into a graphical web-based environment allow- ing designers to visually express their specifications and then to generate and to execute the specified application.