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Durham University

Computer Science


Publication details for Professor Malcolm Munro

Gallagher, K., Hatch, A. & Munro, M. (2005). A Framework for Software Architecture Visualization Assessment. Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE Workshop on Visualizing Software (VISSOFT 2005, Budapest, Hungary, IEEE Press.

Author(s) from Durham


In order to assess software architecture visualisation strategies, we qualitatively characterize then construct an assessment framework with 7 key areas and 31 features. The framework is used for evaluation and comparison of various strategies from multiple stakeholder perspectives. Six existing software architecture visualisation tools and a seventh research tool were evaluated. All tools exhibited shortcomings when evaluated in the framework.