Gallagher, K. and Hatch, A. and Munro, M. (2008) 'Software architecture visualization : an evaluation framework and its application.', IEEE transactions on software engineering., 34 (2). pp. 260-270.
In order to characterize and improve software architecture visualization practice, the paper derives and constructs a qualitative framework, with 7 key areas and 31 features, for the assessment of software architecture visualization tools. The framework is derived by the application of the Goal Question Metric paradigm to information obtained from a literature survey and addresses a number of stakeholder issues. The evaluation is performed from multiple stakeholder perspectives and in various architectural contexts. Stakeholders can apply the framework to determine if a particular software architecture visualization tool is appropriate to a given task. The framework is applied in the evaluation of a collection of six software architecture visualization tools. The framework may also be used as a design template for a comprehensive software architecture visualization tool.
|Keywords:||Software Architectures, Visualization techniques, Methodologies.|
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