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.
Cabezas, Luis; Hutchins, Grant; Krejcarek, James; Shannon, Steven; and Wieczorek, Jerzy, "Metaphors to Simplify Network Management Applications (Nortel Networks)" (2006). 2006 SCOPE Projects. Paper 5.