FOLDER3D - A Graphical File Management System Supporting Visualisation of File Relationships

Saturnino Luz, Masood Masoodian, Bill Rogers, Simon De Schutter

Abstract

The desktop metaphor with its hierarchical structure of folders is the basis of almost all graphical file management systems. Despite this popularity, these systems suffer from several problems, including the restrictiveness of the single inheritance structure of hierarchical file management. Although various alternative systems have been proposed, none of these have gained popularity. We argue that the reason for this failure is that these systems have generally proposed complete alternatives to the hierarchical system, thus ignoring many of its positive aspects. In this paper we describe a 3D graphical file management which complements conventional 2D hierarchical folder structures by allowing visualisation of alternative file relationships.

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Luz S., Masoodian M., Rogers B. and De Schutter S. (2010). FOLDER3D - A Graphical File Management System Supporting Visualisation of File Relationships . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010) ISBN 978-989-674-027-6, pages 149-152. DOI: 10.5220/0002824801490152


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ivapp10,
author={Saturnino Luz and Masood Masoodian and Bill Rogers and Simon De Schutter},
title={FOLDER3D - A Graphical File Management System Supporting Visualisation of File Relationships},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={149-152},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002824801490152},
isbn={978-989-674-027-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010)
TI - FOLDER3D - A Graphical File Management System Supporting Visualisation of File Relationships
SN - 978-989-674-027-6
AU - Luz S.
AU - Masoodian M.
AU - Rogers B.
AU - De Schutter S.
PY - 2010
SP - 149
EP - 152
DO - 10.5220/0002824801490152