Stepwise refinement approach to multimedia presentation designs

Timothy K. Shih, Chin Hwa Kuo, C. M. Chung, H. C. Keh, Y. H. Wang, D. R. Jiang, Wen C. Pai

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We propose a stepwise refinement mechanism for the analysis and design of multimedia presentations. The mechanism is based on a revised Data Flow/Control Flow Diagram and an improved Petri net. A number of new diagram components are introduced in the multimedia DFD/CFD. The Petri net is also extended to allow interactions and conditions. Unlike mapping a traditional data flow/control flow diagram to a structured chart, the refinement of a multimedia DFD/CFD results in a number of multimedia Petri nets which represent the schedule and navigation of a presentation. The layout of the presentation can be designed by using our graphical user interface of an implemented presentation system. The proposed mechanism also allows a presentation to change itself. Thus a dynamic multimedia presentation can learn from an audience and act according to the audience's individual behavior. Algorithms of the Petri net engine are also described. Using our system, a presentation designer is able to analyze his/her presentation script and design the presentation in a systematic manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part 1 (of 5) - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: 12 Oct 199715 Oct 1997


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