MediaCore: a Multimedia Interface Composition Toolkit

Gonzalo Navarro and Jorge Sanz

In this paper, the problem of complex interface development when adding multimedia features is analyzed. A model is proposed which focuses mainly in managing the complexity of control, a problem largely ignored in many approaches. This model is integrated into a whole development methodology for composing arbitrarily complex multimedia interfaces. A system implementing this model is presented, which isolates the user from nonrelevant details of the multimedia data he manages and allows him to program full interfaces while thinking only in terms of the model.