Hasso-Plattner-Institut
  
Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner
  
 

Publikationen

Natural Phenomena as Metaphors for Visualization of Trend Data in Interactive Software Maps

Würfel, Hannes and Trapp, Matthias and Limberger, Daniel and Döllner, Jürgen
In Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC), 2015 The Eurographics Association,
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DOI: 10.2312/cgvc.20151246

Abstract:

Software maps are a commonly used tool for code quality monitoring in software-development projects and decision making processes. While providing an important visualization technique for the hierarchical system structure of a single software revision, they lack capabilities with respect to the visualization of changes over multiple revisions. This paper presents a novel technique for visualizing the evolution of the software system structure based on software metric trends. These trend maps extend software maps by using real-time rendering techniques for natural phenomena yielding additional visual variables that can be effectively used for the communication of changes. Therefore, trend data is automatically computed by hierarchically aggregating software metrics. We demonstrate and discuss the presented technique using two real world data sets of complex software systems.

BibTeX file

@inproceedings{WTLD2015,
author = { Würfel, Hannes and Trapp, Matthias and Limberger, Daniel and Döllner, Jürgen },
title = { Natural Phenomena as Metaphors for Visualization of Trend Data in Interactive Software Maps },
booktitle = { Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC) },
year = { 2015 },
month = { 0 }
}

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