CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS / КОНЦЕПТУАЛЬНИЙ ДИЗАЙН ІНТЕРАКТИВНИХ СИСТЕМ: Chapter 5: The Configuration Layer

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Chapter 5: The Configuration Layer

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The configuration layer is the abstraction of the functional chunks along with their relations. The result is conceptual model elements configured according to the relations between them. In other words, we can refer to this as the functional architecture.

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CONCEPTUAL MODEL ELEMENTS

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User interaction typically involves doing something, then often "transitioning" to do something else, and so on until accomplishing the goal. As discussed earlier, we tend to use a spatial metaphor to describe such an interaction flow. The spatial metaphor talks about "places" the user visits and navigates among them. Thus, the underpinnings of user interaction the functional chunks are the different "places" the user visits in order to perform tasks and accomplish goals. These "places" are the most fundamental elements of the conceptual model. Relations between functional chunks translate to connections between "places," and the entire configuration of interconnected "places" supports user goals.

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1 - Equivalent to information architecture in the world of Web site design, but in conceptual design of interactive systems, information is but one category of elements in the architecture, in addition to tasks, objects, and their parameters.

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Designed properly, these elements have two fundamental characteristics:
1. Support, fully or partially, performing at least one task (e.g., set an appointment or set a reminder).
2. Provide the user with an interaction opportunity for performing the task and accomplishing the goal. Thus, the conceptual elements is an interactive element.

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