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Author Ware, Colin ♦ Hui, David ♦ Franck, Glenn
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Automatic Layout ♦ Manual Layout ♦ Software Architecture ♦ Initial Premise ♦ Object-oriented Software ♦ Preliminary Empirical Result ♦ Interesting Test Case ♦ Dimensional Space ♦ Natural Mapping ♦ Graphical Object ♦ Complex Information System ♦ Object Oriented Software ♦ Information Perception ♦ Visual Object ♦ Software Object ♦ Three Dimension ♦ Brief Overview
Description There is increasing evidence that it is possible to perceive and understand increasingly complex information systems if they are displayed as graphical objects in a three dimensional space. Object-oriented software provides an interesting test case- there is a natural mapping from software objects to visual objects. In this paper we explore two areas. 1) Information perception: we are running controlled experiments to determine empirically if our initial premise is valid; how much more (or less) can be understood in 3D than in 2D? 2) Layout: our strategy is to combine partially automatic layout with manual layout. This paper presents a brief overview of the project, the software architecture and some preliminary empirical results.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1993-01-01
Publisher Institution in Proceedings of CASCON'93