FunEuler: an euler diagram based interface enhanced with region-based functionalities

Gennaro Cordasco, Rosario De Chiara, Andrew Fish, Vittorio Scarano

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Abstract

Euler Diagrams are an accessible means of representing non hierarchical set-based relationships which have recently been used in resource management interfaces to facilitate user categorisation. We develop a novel, extensible Euler diagram based interface, called FunEuler, which integrates the concepts of visual classification, spatial arrangements and functional application, thereby greatly extending the power of such Euler diagram based interfaces by enabling fast application of a collection of predefined functions to collections of categorised resources. To demonstrate the principle, we provide several functionalities such as file zipping or creating playlists within the application, whilst also providing a mechanism to extend the functionality to facilitate end user development. Preliminary user testing suggests that the Euler diagram concept is easily comprehensible for resource categorisation purposes, the concept and application of functions can be understood and applied successfully, and that users perceived the addition of functions increased the usefulness of the application for repetitive tasks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd International Workshop on Euler Diagrams 2012
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Pages107-121
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event3rd International Workshop on Euler Diagrams 2012 - Canterbury, UK, 2 July 2012
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

Conference

Conference3rd International Workshop on Euler Diagrams 2012
Period1/01/12 → …

Bibliographical note

© 2012 for the individual papers by the papers’ authors.

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'FunEuler: an euler diagram based interface enhanced with region-based functionalities'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Cordasco, G., De Chiara, R., Fish, A., & Scarano, V. (2012). FunEuler: an euler diagram based interface enhanced with region-based functionalities. In 3rd International Workshop on Euler Diagrams 2012 (pp. 107-121).