Application of Focus + Context to UML

Musial, B. and Jacobs, T.

    UML class diagrams of complex software systems are frequently very large, making it difficult to gain a detailed understanding of the underlying software components within the context of the overall software system. To overcome this limitation, we apply focus + context visualization techniques to an interactive UML browser. We display software components at varying levels of detail according to a dynamic degree of interest function. We then lay out the diagram components to maximize space efficiency while emphasizing the relationships between components. Preliminary results of our work are presented here.
Cite as: Musial, B. and Jacobs, T. (2003). Application of Focus + Context to UML. In Proc. Australian Symposium on Information Visualisation, ('03), Adelaide, Australia. CRPIT, 24. Pattison, T. and Thomas, B., Eds. ACS. 75-80.
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