IFML - The interaction flow modeling language, the OMG standard for UI modeling. An intro
by Marco Brambilla, Researcher at Politecnico di Milano and WebRatio on May 31, 2013
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The video of the webinar is available on YouTube at: ...
The video of the webinar is available on YouTube at:
Table of Contents of the webinar:
00:05 - IFML, OMG and WebRatio
00:32 - Intro and motivation
10:36 - IFML Notation
19:19 - IFML Examples
33:34 - Metamodel and extensibility
45:39 - Standard and interchange
51:05 - MDSE Book
51:33 - IFML tools
The standard Interaction Flow Modeling Language (IFML) is designed for expressing the content, user interaction and control behaviour of the front-end of software applications.
The Interaction Flow Modeling Language has been adopted as a standard by OMG in March 2013. The standard Interaction Flow Modeling Language is designed for expressing the content, user interaction and control behaviour of the front-end of applications belonging to the following domains:
Traditional, HTML+HTTP based Web applications.
Rich Internet Applications, as supported by the forthcoming HTML 5 standard.
Embedded Human Machine Interfaces for control applications.
Multichannel and context-aware applications.
It's worth noting that IFML does not cover the modeling of the presentation issues (e.g., layout, stlye and look&feel) of an application front-end and does not cater for the specification of bi-dimensional and tri-dimensional computer based graphics, videogames, and other highly interactive applications.
According to the IFML definitions, an IFML diagram consists of one or more top-level view containers, representing UI windows or Web pages. A view container can contain view components, which denote the publication of content or interface elements for data entry (e.g., input forms). A view component can have input and output parameters. A view container and a view component can be associated with events, to denote that they support the user's interaction.
See more on IFML at: http://www.ifml.org
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