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ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), Volume 5 Issue 2, April 1986

The X window system
Robert W. Scheifler, Jim Gettys
Pages: 79-109
DOI: 10.1145/22949.24053
An overview of the X Window System is presented, focusing on the system substrate and the low-level facilities provided to build applications and to manage the desktop. The system provides high-performance, high-level, device-independent...

Automating the design of graphical presentations of relational information
Jock Mackinlay
Pages: 110-141
DOI: 10.1145/22949.22950
The goal of the research described in this paper is to develop an application-independent presentation tool that automatically designs effective graphical presentations (such as bar charts, scatter plots, and connected graphs) of relational...

An object-oriented approach to graphical interfaces
Paul S. Barth
Pages: 142-172
DOI: 10.1145/22949.22951
An object-oriented system for building graphical interfaces to programs is discussed. The system, called GROW, facilitates the process of creating interfaces that are highly interactive (including direct manipulation and animation), rich in...