Enhancing Interaction Scenarios with a Domain-Oriented Pattern Language

Carey, Tom; Harrigan, Kevin and Holland, Simon (1999). Enhancing Interaction Scenarios with a Domain-Oriented Pattern Language. In: INTERACT '99: IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 30 Aug - 3 Sep 1999, Edinburgh, Scotland.


We have developed a visual representation for enhancing interaction scenarios in the design domain of computer-mediated learning. We have applied the visualization within the Cognitive Apprenticeship model of learning. Each diagram is a visual abstraction for a learning activity design, complementing traditional storyboards and textual scenarios which are used by Instructional Designers. This has been valuable in focusing attention on high-level design properties and as a communication aid for collaborative design review. We describe how a series of abstraction levels in the diagrams leads toward a Pattern Language for important features of the design.

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