Towards Model-driven Development of Mobile Multimodal User Interfaces for Services
D. Porta. Informatik 2010: Service Science -- Neue Perspektiven für die Informatik, Beiträge der 40. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), Band 1, volume P-175 of GI Edition: Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) -- Proceedings, page 497--502. Bonn, Gesellschaft für Informatik, (2010)
We describe a model-driven approach for developing multimodal user interfaces for services that are especially appropriate for mobile consumption. Thereby, we refine an existing service engineering methodology with respective meta-models and provide initial tool support for user experience experts by means of an Eclipse-based, graphical editor implementing model-to-model transformations, consistency checks, and automatic code generation. The resulting runnable UI can either be consumed from a desktop pc as well as from modern smartphones via browser-based, multimodal client applications. This allows for a seamless user experience throughout different devices and situations. Such a client application is linked to a service-oriented, ontology-based dialogue platform that acts as a middleware between the client and the service backend and enables a user to naturally interact with services.