Enhancing SmartGuides to Support Extended Task-Flows
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Most interactive software applications rely on a graphical user interface (GUI) to take instructions and data from the user and provide the user with feedback. One example of such an application is an integrated development environment (IDE) designed to allow the user to build other software applications. In many cases, in order to perform useful work, the user needs to complete tasks in a precise, pre-determined sequence. For example, in order to develop a computer program, the user may need to perform the following tasks in the indicated sequence: Import some existing source code (Task 1). Edit the source code in an editor (Task 2). Compile the source code (Task 3).