Two-dimensional positioning as visual thinking

Shingo Takada, Yasuhiro Yamamoto, Kumiyo Nakakoji

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Abstract

People depend on various external representations in various design situations. These external representations are necessary at the time of creation in early stages of a design task, as they help the designer visualize what they are thinking and continue with their task in the process of reflection-in-action. Designers in domains such as architecture have drawn diagrams, or sketches, as the external representations. We take writing and programming as two example domains, and argue that two-dimensional positioning serve the same purpose for these domains as diagrams do for architectural design. We describe two tools, ART for writing and RemBoard for component-based programming, which help writers or programmers visualize what they are thinking through positioning parts of writing or software components on a two-dimensional space. We examine the issues that are necessary for this, and explore how they were handled in the two tools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages437-452
Number of pages16
Volume1889
ISBN (Print)3540679154, 9783540679158
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event1st International Conference on Theory and Application of Diagrams, Diagrams 2000 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2000 Sep 12000 Sep 3

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1889
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Theory and Application of Diagrams, Diagrams 2000
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period00/9/100/9/3

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Takada, S., Yamamoto, Y., & Nakakoji, K. (2000). Two-dimensional positioning as visual thinking. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 1889, pp. 437-452). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1889). Springer Verlag.