Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
System monitoring is a practice that is frequent within
companies providing digital products to consumers and is a
common way to help developers contribute to a good enduser
experience by ensuring a high availability and good
performance of the product.
This thesis is a design-driven exploratory study on designing
interaction and visualization for system monitoring
data, using web technologies. The design space spans over
interaction design and technical domains, exploring system
monitoring data interaction and visualization from an HCI
perspective as well as technical possibilities and limitations
of the web platform.
An artifact embodying new ideas and design visions regarding
the topic is created in close collaboration with the
target users. The artifact expresses possible and potentially
valuable inventions regarding exploration of system
monitoring data. It also emphasizes the close relationship
between system monitoring and physical space and how the
interaction with it can provide a useful sense of place to the
Technical insights and good practices regarding developing
performant data visualization user interfaces is also
presented and motivated, where two methods providing different
strengths and weaknesses are described.
2014. , 50 p.