Positioning Map: a Visual Technique to Improve the Layout of Diagram Contextual Information

  • The presentation of information is a difficult activity. It requires to deal with model complexity, characterised among other things by the number of visual elements per diagram. In this position paper, we propose a positioning map constructed by combining the navigation and locator maps two techniques resulting from the theoretical principles of effective communication. We believe that the positioning map is a better means than navigation and locator maps together to decompose models and to intThe presentation of information is a difficult activity. It requires to deal with model complexity, characterised among other things by the number of visual elements per diagram. In this position paper, we propose a positioning map constructed by combining the navigation and locator maps two techniques resulting from the theoretical principles of effective communication. We believe that the positioning map is a better means than navigation and locator maps together to decompose models and to integrate their information cognitively. However, we still need to validate our proposal through empirical studies.show moreshow less

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Author: Nicolas Genon, Raimundas Matulevicius, Vincent Englebert, Patrick Heymans
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus-21636
ISBN:1863-2122
Series (Serial Number):Electronic Communications of the EASST- ECEASST (13/06)
Document Type:Arbeitspapier/Research Paper
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2009/02/19
Publishing Institution:Technische Universität Berlin
Release Date:2009/02/19
Tag:Modell-Visualisierung; Modelling Language; effektive Kommunikation; kognitive Psychologie
Modelling language; cognitive psychology; effective communication; model visualisation
Note:
http://eceasst.cs.tu-berlin.de/index.php/eceasst/article/viewFile/169/164
Institutes:Institut für Softwaretechnik und Theoretische Informatik
Dewey Decimal Classification:004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Collection:Volume 13 (2008): Layout of (Software) Engineering Diagrams 2008
Licence (German):License Logo CC BY-NC-SA: Creative Commons-Lizenz: Namensnennung, nicht kommerziell, Weitergabe zu gleichen Bedingungen