A GUI modeling language for mobile applications

Sebastian Geiger-Prat, Beatriz Marin, Sergio Espana, Giovanni Giachetti

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The market of mobile applications is constantly changing and growing, partly due to the popularity of software that supports daily tasks and the emergence of new communication medias. Applications of this kind are typically small but require high usability interfaces, which are often based on small's sets of patterns with proven efficacy. Using patterns is one of the main principles of model-driven development, a paradigm with the potential to reduce development time and coding errors. However, there exist many challenges for improving the usability of automatically generated mobile interfaces. To face some of these challenges, this paper proposes a method to model mobile interfaces, which is part of an ongoing research project aimed at model-driven development of fully-functional mobile applications. We present the modeling constructs, which are inspired by recent studies on best practices, and evaluate the feasibility of the application of the proposal to an archetypical case.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7128866
Pages (from-to)76-87
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings - International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science
Issue numberJune
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event9th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, IEEE RCIS 2015 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 13 May 201515 May 2015


  • GUI
  • Interface
  • Mobile Development
  • Modeling Language
  • Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software


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