IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Online ISSN : 1348-8155
Print ISSN : 0385-4221
ISSN-L : 0385-4221
Automatic Layout of Dialogue Components Using Fuzzy Rules
Susumu Tsuhara
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1993 Volume 113 Issue 7 Pages 479-487

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GUI (Graphical User Interface) has prevailed as a human interface of small computers and such AP (Application Program) as runs on “window system” is coming to standard.
In this kind of AP, dialogue box or anything like this is used to carry on a dialogue with user. A user's specification is passed on to the AP by accessing to the various dialogue components (text fields, list boxes, icons, buttons, etc.) laid out within the dialogue box. This is considered easy to use bacause of direct manipulation oriented UI (User Interface) in public estimation.
However, these components are laid out by hand works dependent upon the experience and the intuition of UI designer. It seems that this is undesirable from the viewpoints of shortening development term of AP and so on.
In this paper, we try to automate the layout works described above. In a concrete form, we define this as a problem of obtaining the layout which satisfies users best under the constraint of allocation order among these components. And we propose a new method of automatic layout using fuzzy inference. Finally, we verify the usefulness of the method by several experiments.

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