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For people working on visualizing puzzles and creating user interfaces for puzzles I found a very well explained document (pdf version) written by Kozo Sugiyama, Seok-Hee Hong and Atsuhiko Maeda and published on their website of the School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney in Australia.
They described two abstract models of puzzles called permutation puzzles and cyclic puzzles, which can be modeled as puzzle graphs. They also discuss a method for constructing symmetric layouts of puzzles, as symmetry is the most important aesthetic criteria for the puzzle layout. Happy Puzzling!
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