Implementing node-link interface into a block-based visual programming language

Ryo Suzuki*, Takuto Takahashi, Kenta Masuda, Ikuro Choh

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    研究成果: Conference contribution

    抄録

    We developed a novel node-link style interface that can be introduced into a block-based visual programming language as an alternative representation of named variables. By using our new interface, the programmer no longer needs to decide the name of a variable. Tracking the data flow in the program can be easily achieved. Since keyboard typing is not required, the coding is expected to be more accessible to children and persons with disabilities, and it is also suitable for touch operations on mobile phones and tablets. In our system, as the number of variables increases, the intersections of the links increase, which makes the appearance complicated. To avoid this problem, we implemented improvements in the design, such as emphasizing the focused link list, and making the curves of the links consistent.

    本文言語English
    ホスト出版物のタイトルHuman-Computer Interaction. Theories, Methods, and Human Issues - 20th International Conference, HCI International 2018, Proceedings
    編集者Masaaki Kurosu
    出版社Springer-Verlag
    ページ455-465
    ページ数11
    ISBN(印刷版)9783319912431
    DOI
    出版ステータスPublished - 2018 1 1
    イベント20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2018 - Las Vegas, United States
    継続期間: 2018 7 152018 7 20

    出版物シリーズ

    名前Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    10902 LNCS
    ISSN(印刷版)0302-9743
    ISSN(電子版)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2018
    国/地域United States
    CityLas Vegas
    Period18/7/1518/7/20

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 理論的コンピュータサイエンス
    • コンピュータ サイエンス(全般)

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