Translate Interface Requirements


A new application will provide federal investigators the ability to enter and process suspect terrorist data into their system. Analyzing requirements provides necessary feedback for developers evaluating end user’s expectation of program capabilities. Application designers conduct interviews with persons who intend to use the program to determine the scope and specifications of the product. After assessment of parameters, the team will begin development of conceptual models that issue data-driven events. Next, the project team prepares the physical prototypes from use cases that qualify interaction of the user with specific data fields. Finally, developers test the structured data and ensure standards for quality and security before program implementation.

Element Identification

Certain elements must be included in the user interface to enable government officials to properly identify and track terrorists. Through the interview process, application designers survey clients to determine input and output data types. Thus, user’s task anticipations aid in identification of any special components needed for the application. Special services might include built-in functionality such as audio, personal tracking, or other ability. Analyzing application goals aids in targeting program elements unique to monitoring a special class of potential suspects.

Fields and UI Components

Depending on the nature of the official task, any numbers of fields are necessary for collecting, storing, searching, evaluating, managing and distributing information and services. Components vary in range of type, size, serviceability, and capability. In order to develop several application designs that operate on a range of devices, data fields map to user interface mechanisms required for application use. It is important for designers to identify data domains and the modules that correspond to build a structured information system. These procedures provide agents with a robust environment to utilize, optimize, and manage important data.


The examination of exchanges between procedure, user, and data give developers a way to conceptualize the program, link activities, eliminate redundancy, and optimize the application. Program designers use a variety of professional standards, tools, and techniques to deliver a quality solution. An accurate and logical representation of the program model ensures a quality design build for the new application. The prototypes are developed, tested, and ensured for system requirements.


Evaluating application needs is essential for understanding, documenting, and creating a powerful tool for federal agents in aims of pursuing accused radicals. Resources and services give seemless support mapped to specified tasks. Thus, the interface provides access to necessary utilities that allow the user to move from one task to the next without distraction.


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