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Extending the unified modelling language to model complex interactive timeline-based systems.

  The increased take-up of Interactive Television, 3G and broadband networks is effecting a growth in the use of interactive, timeline-based media. This paper will describe how to facilitate the design of linear narrative systems utilising the extensibility features of the unified modelling language (UML).

The UML provides a solution to model the integration of such diverse media as 3D animation and still imagery within a single design solution. Current technologies extend well beyond their established models, incorporating UML into the design process will bring differing media technologies into the realm of the software developer, facilitating a cohesive approach to interactive systems.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    30 November 2001

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    British Computer Society

  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005 Computer programming, programs & data

Citation

Smith, I., Turner, P. & McGregor, I. (2001). Extending the unified modelling language to model complex interactive timeline-based systems. In Sharp, H., Chalk, P., LePeuple, J. & Rosbottom, J. (Eds.). HCI 2002, 58-61. British Computer Society. ISBN 1-902505-48-4

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Keywords

interactive media; linear narrative systems; unified modelling language; timeline; multimedia; composition;

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