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This may not be an answer to the specific question you are asking ("Any specific site, application or book...?"), but perhaps it can help... A drag-n-drop, graphical interface for Set-Manipulation should have a strong mapping of screen-geography to some aspect of the data being represented. When viewing a selection of Sets, the arrangement of those Sets on ...


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Well in short - and I'm sure your team has come to this conclusion already - users won't be able to run all of these in one fell swoop. The closest you could get would be to mimic Excel-like functionality whereby users can add cell-level functions to manipulate the values. My gut reaction/solution: Grids. 3,000-5,000 records is a trivial amount. Minuscule ...


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The requirements sound like a good fit for a spreadsheet-like application to me: the primary focus should be on the data - display as much info as possible about the records (5000 is not that many data, but you could use infinite scroll techniques) autofilter-like search on the data, saved searches and tick-box selection would provide the best way to ...


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"Any specific site, application or book where I can find more about such an approach?" None I know of. Your best bet may be some Ph.D/M.Sc visualisation research thesis. To get the UX design right need to understand the Users Domain and create a model of this in the system that they can interact with. What not many people realise is that SQL is a textual ...


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There are no magic pills in software design It is easy to think in terms of functions tied to elements on a screen. This is prone to wrong impressions and a failed product. While a 'mini-language' might be one approach, there are probably dozens of other approaches that might work. Software is only as effective as it's users and only as valuable as it's ...



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