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Title
Strong vs. Weak Links: Making Processes Prevail Over Structure in Navigational Design
Authors
José H. Canós-Cerdá
Carlos Solís Pineda
María Carmen Penadés Gramaje
Manuel Llavador Campos
Published in
Proceedings of the eighteenth ACM conference on Hypertext and hypermedia. Manchester, UK. pp. 139-140. 2007. ISBN:978-1-59593-820-6. - 2007
Abstract
We introduce a process-based approach to navigational design of hypermedia applications. Unlike most current methods, which use the information structure as the basis for building the navigational structure, we start from a workflow-like process model to create a two-level navigational model. On one hand, the strong navigational schema is composed of nodes called activity views and links derived from control flow relationships of the process model. On the other hand, a weak navigational schema is developed for each activity view based on the information a given actor has to use to perform the associated activity. Our approach allows designers to solve in a natural way the problems where the business processes prevail over the information structure.


BibTeX
@misc{issi_web:id:277,
        title =  "Strong vs. Weak Links: Making Processes Prevail Over Structure in Navigational Design",
        author = "José H. Canós-Cerdá and Carlos Solís Pineda and María Carmen Penadés Gramaje and Manuel Llavador Campos",
        booktitle = "Proceedings of the eighteenth ACM conference on Hypertext and hypermedia. 
Manchester, UK. pp. 139-140. 2007. ISBN:978-1-59593-820-6.",
        year = "2007",
        eprint = "http://issi.dsic.upv.es/publications/archives/",
        url = "http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1286240.1286275",
        abstract = "We introduce a process-based approach to navigational design of
hypermedia applications. Unlike most current methods, which use
the information structure as the basis for building the navigational
structure, we start from a workflow-like process model to create a
two-level navigational model. On one hand, the strong
navigational schema is composed of nodes called activity views
and links derived from control flow relationships of the process
model. On the other hand, a weak navigational schema is
developed for each activity view based on the information a given
actor has to use to perform the associated activity. Our approach
allows designers to solve in a natural way the problems where the
business processes prevail over the information structure."
}