FOLDER3D: A graphical file management system supporting visualisation of file relationships

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

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMAGAPP 2010 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications, IVAPP 2010 - Proc. Int. Conf. Information Visualization Theory and Applications
Pages149-152
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2nd International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications, IMAGAPP 2010, 1st International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, IVAPP 2010 - Angers, France
Duration: 17 May 201021 May 2010

Publication series

NameIMAGAPP 2010 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications, IVAPP 2010 - Proc. Int. Conf. Information Visualization Theory and Applications

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications, IMAGAPP 2010, 1st International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications, IVAPP 2010
CountryFrance
CityAngers
Period17/05/1021/05/10

Keywords

  • 3D user interfaces
  • File management systems
  • File relationships
  • Hierarchical folders
  • Information visualisation
  • Virtual folders
  • Window management systems

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