Authors: Thu-Hua Liu, Sheue-Ling Hwang, Jia-Ching Wang
Addresses: Department of Industrial Design, College of Management, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Abstract: This research combines information technology in the Standard of Exchange Product model data (STEP) and Internet communication by constructing a user interface for object-oriented database management system on a world wide web (WWW) server. To construct the user interface, we chose an enterprise as our case system. Then, we analysed the workflow of the case company and the interface of its database. The database interface was then transferred from a DOS system to a Web system. Finally, the new system was tested and evaluated. It is shown that the regular business processes can be integrated through Internet communications, but some limitations still exist. In addition, some comments and the guidelines for designing the user WWW interface are documented for designers to refer to.
Keywords: calibration service; user interface; world wide web; internet; STEP; data exchange; information technology.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1999 Vol.12 No.1, pp.60 - 79
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