On the Impact of Diagram Layout: How Are Models Actually Read?

Harald Störrle, Nick Baltsen, Henrik Christoffersen, Anja Maier

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Abstract

This poster presents the latest results from a very large eye tracking study (n=29) that explores how modelers read UML diagrams. We find that various factors like layout quality, modeler experience, and diagram type lead to significant differences in diagram reading strategies. We derive elements of a theory of diagram reading behavior from our findings. This paper presents only late breaking results: all findings presented, theories constructed, and conclusions drawn are of a preliminary nature. This paper does not present the amount and degree of evidence that would allow us to consider the contents as being scientifically validated, yet.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPoster Session and ACM SRC of MODELS 2014 : Joint Proceedings of MODELS 2014 Poster Session and ACM Student Research Competition
EditorsStefan Sauer, Manuel Wimmer, Marcela Genero, Shaz Qadeer
Publication date2014
Pages31-35
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS) 2014 - Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Duration: 28 Sep 20143 Oct 2014
Conference number: 17
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Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MoDELS) 2014
Number17
LocationUniversitat Politècnica de València
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period28/09/201403/10/2014
OtherMoDELS 2014 is co-located with the 8th International Conference on System Analysis and Modeling (SAM 2014)
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SeriesCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume1258
ISSN1613-0073

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