A Taxonomic Analysis of User-Interface Metaphors in the Microsoft Office Project Gallery

Barr, P., Khaled, R., Noble, J. and Biddle, R.

    User-interface metaphors are not well understood in terms of their relationships and qualities. They are, however, constantly used both consciously and unconsciously in most user-interface designs. This paper demonstrates a taxonomic classification and analysis of the user-interface metaphors in the Microsoft Office Project Gallery. The classification offers insight both into the nature of the metaphors in the user-interface investigated and more generally, and helps validate the use of the taxonomy as an assessment tool.
Cite as: Barr, P., Khaled, R., Noble, J. and Biddle, R. (2005). A Taxonomic Analysis of User-Interface Metaphors in the Microsoft Office Project Gallery. In Proc. Sixth Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC2005), Newcastle, Australia. CRPIT, 40. Billinghurst, M. and Cockburn, A., Eds. ACS. 109-117.
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