Metaphors to Simplify Network Management Applications (Nortel Networks)
Cabezas, Luis Hutchins, Grant Krejcarek, James Shannon, Steven
New usage models lead to major breakthroughs in software products, from basic operating systems to advanced applications. These usage models are appropriately called metaphors, such as Apple's desktop and Real Player's control buttons. The purpose of this project was to invent one or multiple metaphors that will simplify network management applications both from visualization and control perspectives.