Towards a framework for visual model development

Patrick Y.K. Chau

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A number of decision support systems (DSS) based on a visual interactive simulation (VIS) model have been implemented in recent years. A key component of a VIS model is the visual model. Existing VIS model development methodologies suggest methods (such as the paper prototype method) for developing a visual model. However, these methods are quite general and do not contain a frameqork to guide development. This paper describes a framework which combines the paper prototype method with systems concepts to develop the visual model. The proposed framework consists of eight stages. A project proof of principle example is described in which a VIS-based DSS provides support to the owner of a company selling telephone systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-354
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Transactions in Operational Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • decision support systems
  • systems concepts
  • visual model development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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