SUMLOW: early design-stage sketching of UML diagrams on an E-whiteboard

Show simple item record Chen, Q en Grundy, John en Hosking, John en 2012-06-25T21:27:58Z en 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Software-Practice & Experience 38(9):961-994 2008 en
dc.identifier.issn 0038-0644 en
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dc.description.abstract Most visual diagramming tools provide point-and-click construction of computer-drawn diagram elements using a conventional desktop computer and mouse. SUMLOW is a unified modelling language (UML) diagramming tool that uses an electronic whiteboard (E-whiteboard) and sketching-based user interface to support collaborative software design. SUMLOW allows designers to sketch UML constructs, mixing different UML diagram elements, diagram annotations, and hand-drawn text. A key novelty of the tool is the preservation of hand-drawn diagrams and support for manipulation of these sketches using pen-based actions. Sketched diagrams can be automatically ‘formalized’ into computer-recognized and -drawn UML diagrams and then exported to a third party CASE tool for further extension and use. We describe the motivation for SUMLOW, illustrate the use of the tool to sketch various UML diagram types, describe its key architecture abstractions and implementation approaches, and report on two evaluations of the toolset. We hope that our experiences will be useful for others developing sketching-based design tools or those looking to leverage pen-based interfaces in software applications. en
dc.publisher Wiley Online Library en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Software: Practice and Experience en
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dc.title SUMLOW: early design-stage sketching of UML diagrams on an E-whiteboard en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/spe.856 en
pubs.issue 9 en
pubs.begin-page 961 en
pubs.volume 38 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: John Wiley and Sons en
pubs.end-page 994 en
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pubs.subtype article en
pubs.elements-id 80457 en Science en
pubs.number 9 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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