Gloria Gomez, PhD / co-founder, strategist, researcher / about me / publications

CmapTools Project
Visual and interface designer, full time (2001 - 2003)
Institute for Human and Machine Cognition - IHMC
United States

cmaptools software logosymbols

I developed CmapTools' icon set, logo (see above), splash screen plus other visuals related to the promotion of the project.

Cmaptools' icon set


Cmaptools style palette

I designed the "look-and-feel" and developed GUI guidelines for CmapTools software that could work visually in the three main operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. These were applied to the design of windows, dialogs, alert boxes and icons. The guidelines provide visual descriptions with little text, so they can be easily accessed
by the project programmers.

Download CmapTools to see the design in action.


cmaptools software screens


CmapTools windows with some icons in context: Views (left), working space (center), and side panel (right)


A. J. Cañas, G. Hill, R. Carff, N. Suri, J. Lott, T. Eskridge, G. Gómez, M. Arroyo, R. Carvajal (2004) CmapTools: A Knowledge Modeling and Sharing Environment In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Concept Mapping, A.J. Cañas, J.D. Novak, and F.M. González, Editors, Universidad Pública de Navarra: Pamplona, Spain. p. 125-133.

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Last updated: 25 January 2023