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Chapter 2 provides a review of the related literature. Related work is presented using a taxonomy based on the characteristics of systems regarding information organization, access and manipulation. Related work also includes psychological studies.

Chapter 3 introduces the Elastic Windows approach and discusses the design principles in detail. Chapter 4 describes the applications written using the Elastic Windows approach by detailed scenarios. Chapter 5 details the software architecture of Elastic Windows, its execution model, and data structures and algorithms for window operations and layout dynamics.

Chapter 6 initially summarizes the background work on windowing system evaluations. Then, my experimental and analytical evaluations of the Elastic Windows approach are presented in detail.

Chapter 7 concludes the dissertation with a summary of the benefits, the limitations and the scope of the Elastic Windows approach, and possible future work regarding the enhancements to the implementation of the approach.

Eser Kandogan
Sun Sep 13 18:34:46 EDT 1998

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