How does it look? Exploring meaningful layout features of process models

Vered Bernstein, Pnina Soffer

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The layout of business process models has a substantial effect on their understandability. However, currently only few layout properties are well defined, thus appropriate support for creating well-laid-out models is limited. This position paper indicates the importance of developing a collection of layout features which will correspond to meaningful layout properties perceived by human. It reports an exploratory study for obtaining such a collection.

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1865-1348


Conference2nd International Workshop on Advances in Services Design based on the Notion of Capabiliy, ASDENCA 2015, 3rd International Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Information Systems Engineering, COGNISE 2015, 1st International Workshop on Digital Business Innovation and the Future Enterprise Information Systems Engineering, DiFenSE 2015, 1st International Workshop on Enterprise Modeling, EM 2015, 1st Workshop on the Role of Real-World Objects in Business Process Management Systems, RW-BPMS 2015, 10th International Workshop on Trends in Enterprise Architecture Researc, TEAR 2015 and 5th International Workshop on Information Systems Security Engineering, WISSE 2015 held in conjunction with 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2015

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.


  • Cognitive load
  • Exploratory study
  • Model layout
  • Understandability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Business and International Management
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Information Systems and Management


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