Software Project Visualization Using Task Oriented Metaphors
Amaia Aguirregoitia, José Javier Dolado Cosín, Concepción Presedo
DOI: 10.4236/jsea.2010.311119   PDF    HTML     5,161 Downloads   10,573 Views   Citations


This paper presents T-Cube and MetroMap, two new graphical representation models for controlling and managing the processes of software project development. They both use metaphors and visual representation techniques to address typical project management tasks. T-Cube uses a metaphor with the Rubik-Cube whereas MetroMap uses a metaphor with a metro map. The tools have been tested on real project data and a qualitative assessment shows the results of testing the visualizations with users attempting several information retrieval tasks. The utility of the tools has been positively evaluated and the article demonstrates the possibilities of visual approaches in project management.

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A. Aguirregoitia, J. Cosín and C. Presedo, "Software Project Visualization Using Task Oriented Metaphors," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 11, 2010, pp. 1015-1026. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2010.311119.

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