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Main Title AIDE, A System for Developing Interactive User Interfaces for Environmental Models.
Author Kittle, J. L. ; Barnwell, T. O. ; Hummel, P. R. ; Imhoff., J. C. ;
CORP Author AQUA TERRA Consultants, Decatur, GA.
Publisher 1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/120;
Stock Number PB91-129171
Additional Subjects Systems engineering ; Utility routines ; Human factors engineering ; Mathematical models ; Manuals ; Environment models ; Man computer interface ; Interactive systems ; Decision support systems ; AIDE system ; Software tools
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-129171 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 13p
The paper describes newly developed software called the AIDE Interaction Development Environment (AIDE). AIDE provides a straightforward, consistent methodology for designing and implementing new interactive interface systems for environmental software. AIDE combines a toolkit of utility subroutines for building individual interactive screens with instructions for developing two parallel products: a file containing all text, questions, and messages used in interactive communication, and a FORTRAN program containing the control strategy and sequencing instructions for interactions. The system provides an efficient means for storing and updating screen contents. The AIDE package is based on a re-evaluation of currently available tools and ideas for constructing a user interface. Accordingly, the manual draws on an expanding knowledge of the 'human factors' involved in effective design of man-machine interfaces.