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The Leyline: A Comparative Approach to Designing a Graphical Provenance-Based Search UI

TitleThe Leyline: A Comparative Approach to Designing a Graphical Provenance-Based Search UI
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGhorashi, S., and C. Jensen
Conference Name46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Pagination1630 - 1639
Date Published01/2013
PublisherIEEE
Conference LocationWailea, HI
ISBN Number978-0-7695-4892-0
Abstract

In this paper we explore the design of Leyline, a provenance-based desktop search and file management system, both on a conceptual and user interface level. We start with a comparative analysis and classification of previous provenance based search systems, examining their underlying assumptions and focus, search coverage and flexibility, as well as features and limitations. We then describe a novel provenance-based search system based around a flexible visual sketchpad interface, and explore how this interface technique expands the flexibility of such systems within acceptable limits on complexity and search time. We conclude with a discussion of design implications and lessons learned in the development and evaluation of such a provenance-based search system.

DOI10.1109/HICSS.2013.533