Towards a Library of Workflow User Interface Patterns Josefina Guerrero García 1 , Jean Vanderdonckt 1 , Juan Manuel González Calleros 1 , Marco Winckler 1,2 1 Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) Louvain School of Management (LSM) - Information Systems Unit (ISYS) Belgian Laboratory of Computer-Human Interaction (BCHI) http://www.isys.ucl.ac.be/bchi 2 IRIT, Université Toulouse 3, France, 118 route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse cedex 9 (France), email@example.com – http://liihs.irit.fr/winckler/
Workflow is defined as the automation of business process.
A Workflow Information System (WfIS) is a system that defines, creates and manages the execution of workflows through the use of software; the users of a WfIS interact with it through its user interfaces (UIs).
Workflow patterns refer specifically to recurrent problems and proven solutions related to the development of WfIS in particular, and more broadly, of process-oriented applications.
Workflow resource patterns have been identified that capture the different manners in which resources are presented and used in workflows.
We adopted the following methodology for defining Workflow User Interface Pattern (WUIP):
Augmented UI pattern definition
Incorporation in the model-driven engineering method
Workflow user interface patterns Augmented UI pattern definition Identifier Name Alias Synopsis Strengths Weakness Opportunities Threads Problem Solution Example Incorporation in the model-driven engineering method Final WUIPs Definition WUIP
YAWL (Yet Another Workflow Language) provides support for the resource perspective.
We rely on a proved method to generate User Interfaces, UsiXML, passing from task model and abstract user interface to final user interface.
We propose a model-driven engineering method that provides designers with methodological guidance on how to systematically derive user interfaces of workflow information systems from a series of models.
It is intended that our model supports changes inside the organization and automatically update the UIs generated.
Thank you very much for your attention For more information and downloading, http://www.isys.ucl.ac.be/bchi http://www.usixml.org User Interface eXtensible Markup Language http://www.similar.cc European network on Multimodal UIs Special thanks to all members of the team!