Towards a Marketplace of Visual Elements for Notation Design

Dirk van der Linden, Irit Hadar, Anna Zamansky

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Abstract

New visual languages and extensions of existing notations are increasingly introduced for various purposes. There are many frameworks and theories that aid designers in creating cognitively effective visual notations. They usually provide general guidelines, which are not easily operationalized without extensive user involvement. However, often such user involvement is difficult to achieve, especially in scientific settings where finding enough participants with the needed background knowledge is far from trivial. In this paper we propose the idea of creating a searchable marketplace of visual elements, in which designers could share and exchange elements of visual notations. A key feature of such marketplace would be the ability to certify such elements via procedures grounded in empirical research. We discuss a proposed structure of the marketplace, and the challenge that the need for certification poses to its design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE 24th International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages353-358
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041213
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event24th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2016 - Beijing, China
Duration: 12 Sep 201616 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 IEEE 24th International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2016

Conference

Conference24th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2016
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period12/09/1616/09/16

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