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Usability Analysis of Visual Programming Environments: A 'Cognitive Dimensions' Framework

T.R.G. Green, M. Petre
1996 Journal of Visual Languages and Computing  
LabVIEW is a trademark of National Instruments Corp., and Prograph is a trademark of TGS Systems Ltd. (now Pictorius International).  ...  Particular thanks to Peter Eastty, David Hendry, Richard Potter and Darrell Raymond for lengthy discussions on visual programming, to our erstwhile colleagues Rachel Bellamy, Brad Blumenthal, David Gilmore  ...  Structure of paper: In this paper we present the cognitive dimensions as a method of evaluating visual programming languages (VPLs) and their environments.  ... 
doi:10.1006/jvlc.1996.0009 fatcat:vtbihnybbbg6rmvfsjtvjo7fci

Visual Programming Environments for End-User Development of Intelligent and Social Robots, a Systematic Review

Enrique Coronado, Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, Bipin Indurkhya, Gentiane Venture
2020 Journal of Computer Languages  
This paper surveys Visual Programming Environments aimed at enabling a paradigm fostering the so-called End-User Development of applications involving robots with social capabilities.  ...  After having performed a systematic search, sixteen programming environments have been included in this survey.  ...  As a usability principle, design of programming tools based in cognitive dimensions must deal with a set of tradeoffs, i.e., attempts to improve any dimension always affects other dimensions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cola.2020.100970 fatcat:wcbvk2xuyfgn5fu2ouu4geu4um

VisualLISA: Visual programming environment for attribute grammars specification

Nuno Oliveira, Pedro Rangel Henriques, Daniela da Cruz, Maria Joao Varanda Pereira
2009 2009 International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology  
The benefits of using visual languages and graphical editors are well known.  ...  Nowadays it is possible to easily implement a visual language, constructing, automatically, visual editors for it.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMNTS We would like to thank Bastian Cramer, from University of Paderborn, for his constant support during the development of VisualLISA, and his continuous interest on collaborating with us  ... 
doi:10.1109/imcsit.2009.5352765 dblp:conf/imcsit/OliveiraHCP09 fatcat:3i6plfbrgjdxfm6rgr7elt7cgu

Beyond Usability: Evaluation Aspects of Visual Analytic Environments

Jean Scholtz
2006 2006 IEEE Symposium On Visual Analytics And Technology  
A new field of research, visual analytics, has recently been introduced. This has been defined as "the science of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces" [20] .  ...  This paper presents five areas or aspects of visual analytic environments that should be considered as metrics and methodologies for evaluation are developed.  ...  These problem space dimensions are • Creativity is a property of people, products, and a set of cognitive processes.  ... 
doi:10.1109/vast.2006.261416 dblp:conf/ieeevast/Scholtz06 fatcat:vswdzv3gcvas7psw3r6ifbaa5a

Using end-user visualization environments to mediate conversations: a 'Communicative Dimensions' framework

Christopher D. Hundhausen
2005 Journal of Visual Languages and Computing  
By characterizing those aspects of end user visualization environments that impact social interaction, our framework provides an important extension to Green and Petre's [1] 'Cognitive Dimensions'.  ...  Dimensions' of end user visualization environments: programming salience, provisionality, story content, modifiability, controllability, and referencability.  ...  This focus is well reflected by Green and Petre's [1] cognitive dimensions framework, which characterizes the effectiveness of programming environments (of which end user visualization environments are  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jvlc.2004.11.002 fatcat:yk4jv7dicfd6dipal3rfxrpooq

Prototyping adaptive systems in smart environments using virtual reality

Francesca Gullà, Roberto Menghi, Alessandra Papetti, Marina Carulli, Monica Bordegoni, Andrea Gaggioli, Michele Germani
2018 International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing  
Smart environment is a key challenge for current ICT research: it is one of the solutions that can enhance people's quality of life and enable users with impairment to live independently.  ...  The system was validated through a virtual reality system allowing the user interaction evaluation and helping the usability improvement.  ...  Acknowledgements The present research study was partially funded by the project "D4All: Design for all" (CTN01_00128_297089), by the Italian Minister of University and Research, under the National Cluster  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12008-018-00522-x fatcat:yuukq3fzsrgmfluzgzkoov3fue

Cross-cultural language learning and web design complexity

Ji Yong Park
2012 Interactive Learning Environments  
To evaluate the effectiveness of the framework, the key stakeholders (learners, teachers and designers) participated in a case scenario-based evaluation.  ...  which needs to be modeled into interface design elements, so 3) there is a need for a communication framework between educators and design practitioners, which can be utilized in Web design processes.  ...  Further, the effectiveness of the cultural dimensions in online learning environments has not been researched, but rather focused on user satisfaction toward visual and graphical interface.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10494820.2012.745427 fatcat:znyzllqizndexmtmpy4xbnr2vq

Psychology of Programming: Looking into Programmers' Heads

Jorma Sajaniemi
2008 Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments  
their usability from the human point of view, that is, based on their cognitive effects.  ...  The dimension role-expressiveness, for example, relates to how well a piece of program code (e.g., "+") reveals its meaning without a need to study the context  ...  This paper, "Usability Assessment of a UML-based Formal Modeling Method Using a Cognitive Dimensions Framework," thus demonstrates how one can use several research methods for the usability analysis of  ... 
doi:10.17011/ht/urn.200804151349 fatcat:73aulh222nblflfaeb3qypiaki

A Multidimensional Evaluation Framework for Personal Learning Environments [chapter]

Effie Lai-Chong Law, Fridolin Wild
2014 Responsive Open Learning Environments  
The framework utilizes a cyclic process to integrate findings across cases with a cross-case analysis in order to gain deeper insights into the intriguing questions of how and why PLEs work.  ...  a range of approaches.  ...  Acknowledgements The research leading to the results presented in this chapter has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007(FP7/ -2013 under grant agreement  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-02399-1_3 fatcat:pvsqcyt5o5gxzkpbaormoytbey

An informal information-seeking environment

David G. Hendry, David J. Harper
1997 Journal of the American Society for Information Science  
In programming environments, support for these on the display, and perceptual cues about search progbasic cognitive tasks is considered essential because they ress are captured while searching.  ...  There is no a priori reason to think be extensible so a wide range of search techniques can they are any less important in environments for informabe represented, and emphasizes search material, such tion  ...  Term-Design-Space Analysis document role expressiveness captures the notion that a We use the Cognitive Dimensions Framework (Green, retrieval system should inform the searcher as to why a 1989, 1991)  ... 
doi:10.1002/(sici)1097-4571(199711)48:11<1036::aid-asi6>;2-x fatcat:wwqlhijsebbonbwpfg7lk37dzy

Robot Compatible Environment and Conditions

Zita V. Farkas, Gergely Nádas, József Kolossa, Péter Korondi
2021 Periodica polytechnica. Civil engineering  
Checklists, recommendations, and design process are introduced within the RCE framework, proposing a holistic approach.  ...  Service robot technology is progressing at a fast pace.  ...  BME-IE-MIFM) based on the charter of bolster issued by the NRDI Office under the auspices of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology.  ... 
doi:10.3311/ppci.17495 fatcat:ptelpb24kzcqnmwkh2boyiwote

Snap2Diverse: coordinating information visualizations and virtual environments

Nicholas F. Polys, Chris North, Doug A. Bowman, Andrew Ray, Maxim Moldenhauer, Chetan Dandekar, Robert F. Erbacher, Philip C. Chen, Jonathan C. Roberts, Matti T. Gr÷hn, Katy B÷rner
2004 Visualization and Data Analysis 2004  
Immersive Virtual Environments (VEs) excel at a greater comprehension of spatial information.  ...  We describe a set of design issues for this type of integrated visualization and demonstrate a coordinated, multiple-views approach to support 2D and 3D visualization interactions such as overview, navigation  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank Nathan Conklin and Varun Saini of Virginia Tech for their assistance with the Snap system. Thanks to Dr. Karen Duca for her thoughtful comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.539236 dblp:conf/vda/PolysNBRMD04 fatcat:yrlgkgyocvh6tmsagzuiqzwnq4

User-centered virtual environment design for virtual rehabilitation

Cali M Fidopiastis, Albert A Rizzo, Jannick P Rolland
2010 Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation  
As physical and cognitive rehabilitation protocols utilizing virtual environments transition from single applications to comprehensive rehabilitation programs there is a need for a new design cycle methodology  ...  programs.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was supported by the Office of Naval Research Grants N000140210261 and N00014-02-1-0927, as well as a Link Foundation Fellowship awarded to the first author.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1743-0003-7-11 pmid:20170519 pmcid:PMC2837672 fatcat:lk52wclxhbgkldw7ez24gnt7iy

Framework for Visual Analysis of User Behaviour in Ambient Intelligence Environment [chapter]

Ivo Maly, Jan Curin, Pavel Slavik, Jan Kleindienst
2010 Ambient Intelligence  
This work has also been partly supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic under the research program LC-06008 (Center for Computer Graphics) and the research program  ...  6840770014 (Research in the Area of the Prospective Information and Navigation Technologies).  ...  Conclusions and Future Work In this work, we introduced framework for visual analysis of user behaviour in ambient intelligence environment.  ... 
doi:10.5772/8680 fatcat:ttzzvwyb4jcw3p7pvp6zejy45i

Developing usable APIs with XP and cognitive dimensions

Rahul Kamal Bhaskar, Craig Anslow, John Brosz, Frank Maurer
2016 2016 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)  
This paper explores a new combined process for building usable APIs that combines concepts from a usability evaluation method (Cognitive Dimensions Framework) and an Agile development methodology (eXtreme  ...  Developing a usable Application Programming Interface (API) is a complex and expensive task.  ...  Designers can evaluate the usability of an API through different methods such as API peer review [5] , API profile dimensions [6] , Cognitive Dimensions (CDs) Framework [7, 8] , and text analysis [  ... 
doi:10.1109/vlhcc.2016.7739671 dblp:conf/vl/BhaskarABM16 fatcat:lx4yhi54nbfupo7nibub6j5lhi
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