WCSE 2015
ISBN: 978-981-09-5471-0 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2015.04.032

Ontology-Based Approach for Engineering Web Interface Design Resolutions

Maxim Bakaev, Tatiana Avdeenko

Abstract— We propose to develop novel approaches in the field of computer-aided web interface design, which is based on Kansei (“emotional”) Engineering that already has recognized results, e.g. in auto-manufacturing industry. The idea is to establish formal relations between key aspects of software requirements and design resolutions, based in particular on experimental research with large sample of existing web projects. As the first step, in the current paper we describe a framebased ontology that can serve as a base for saving design resolutions, each of which is seen as a combination of interface element, its design characteristic, and its value. The sub-concepts of interface elements and design properties are extracted, in particular, from HTML and CSS specifications and are also presented in the paper. We plan to use the results of the study to enhance the capabilities of the previously developed web interface design support intelligent system. The ultimate goals are to reduce the chances of making erroneous decisions and detrimental trade-offs for designers, as well as to improve the interaction quality for modern web user interfaces.

Index Terms— Kansei Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Knowledge Engineering, Recommender System.

Maxim Bakaev, Tatiana Avdeenko
Department of Economic Informatics, Novosibirsk State Technical University, RUSSIA


Cite: Maxim Bakaev, Tatiana Avdeenko, "Ontology-Based Approach for Engineering Web Interface Design Resolutions," 2015 The 5th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering-Information Processing and Control Engineering (WCSE 2015-IPCE), pp. 196-201, Moscow, Russia, April 15-17, 2015.