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ALSO CALLED: Graphical User Interface Design, Software Interface Design, User Interface Design, Presentation Layer, UI Design, GUI Design
DEFINITION: In the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) communications model, the presentation layer ensures that the communications passing through are in the appropriate form for the recipient. For example, a presentation layer program may format a file transfer request inbinary code to ensure a successful file transfer. Programs in the presentation layer address three aspects of presentation:Data formats - for  … 
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Interface DesignWhite Papers (View All Report Types)
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PACs for Industrial Control, the Future of Control
sponsored by National Instruments
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the origins of the Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC), how PACs differ from Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and PCs, and the future direction of industrial control with PACs.
Posted: 16 Sep 2008 | Published: 16 Sep 2008

National Instruments

Using UML and SDL for Next Generation Networking (NGN)
sponsored by Telelogic, An IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: UML and SDL are the design languages for third generation systems. This whitepaper discusses using an integrated UML and SDL approach, and using a design example that utilizes Telelogic solutions for Model Driven Development (MDD).
Posted: 30 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Telelogic, An IBM Company

Professional Usability Testing and Return on Investment As It Applies to User Interface Design for Web-Based Products and Services (a Review of Online V Lab-based Approaches)
sponsored by MauroNewMedia
WHITE PAPER: This Paper discusses the return on investment (ROI) implications of integrating formal usability testing methods into web development projects.
Posted: 05 Feb 2003 | Published: 02 Dec 2002

MauroNewMedia
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INTERFACE DESIGN DEFINITION (continued): …  example, Postscript, ASCII, or binary formatsCompatibility with the host operating systemEncapsulation of data into message "envelopes" for transmission through the networkAn example of a program that generally adheres to the presentation layer of OSI is the program that manages the Web's Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). This program, sometimes called the HTTP daemon, usually comes included as part of an operating system. It forwards user requests passed to the Web browser on to a Web server elsewhere in the network. It receives a message back from the Web server that includes a Multi-Purpose … 
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