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ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), Volume 5 Issue 3, July 1986

Supporting concurrency, communication, and synchronization in human-computer interaction—the Sassafras UIMS
Ralph D. Hill
Pages: 179-210
DOI: 10.1145/24054.24055
Sassafras is a prototype User Interface Management System (UIMS) specifically designed to support a wide range of user interface styles. In particular, it supports the implementation of user interfaces where the user is free to manipulate...

Rooms: the use of multiple virtual workspaces to reduce space contention in a window-based graphical user interface
D. Austin Henderson, Jr., Stuart Card
Pages: 211-243
DOI: 10.1145/24054.24056
A key constraint on the effectiveness of window-based human-computer interfaces is that the display screen is too small for many applications. This results in “window thrashing,” in which the user must expend considerable effort to...

A survey of three dialogue models
Mark Green
Pages: 244-275
DOI: 10.1145/24054.24057
A dialogue model is an abstract model that is used to describe the structure of the dialogue between a user and an interactive computer system. Dialogue models form the basis of the notations that are used in user interface management systems...