Topic: animation

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graphical user interface

execution tracing
program execution
raster graphics
visual programming

Subtopic: computer animation up

Quote: use Sketchpad to animate a face or pedal a bike [»suthIE5_1963]

Subtopic: animating programs and algorithms up

Quote: with Balsa can animate programs for illustration, learning program properties, or for experimentation [»browMH1_1985]
Quote: scripting in Balsa was originally for demos but became important for developing worked-out examples, visualizations, and dynamic modes [»browMH1_1985]
Quote: explore computer programs with animated graphical displays; control program and its views [»browMH5_1988]
Quote: animate an algorithm by annotating the code with event markers; events are procedure calls identifying the event and its arguments [»browMH5_1988]
Quote: in an algorithm animation system, need multiple, simultaneous views of the algorithm and its data structures [»browMH5_1988]
Quote: an algorithm animation needs multiple views to convey lots of information [»browMH12_1992]
Quote: if display program trace at full speed, brightly lit lines are heavily executed [»teitT6_1981]

Subtopic: animated programming language up

Quote: every HANDS card has name-value pairs for cardname, x, y, back, speed, direction; automatic display and animation

Subtopic: animating icons up

Quote: animate icons in a user interface; users like them, novices noticed them, useful for understanding a tool's function [»baecR4_1991]
Quote: every detail of an icon animation needs to be clear and unambiguous; difficult to do [»baecR4_1991]

Subtopic: animating text up

Quote: text should slide on the screen to help you understand where you've been and where you're going; like turning pages on a book [»nelsTH_1974]

Subtopic: animating with color up

Quote: highlighting with transparent color useful in an animation; use for transient computations [»browMH12_1992]
Quote: color requires fewer pixels than shape; also better for global patterns in an animation [»browMH12_1992]

Subtopic: animation UI up

Quote: animation used in SUIT to focus attention, e.g., after an abrupt change [»pausR10_1992]
Quote: animated graphs give more meaning and purpose that static data and pictures display [»instrumentcontrol]

Subtopic: problem areas in algorithm animation up

Quote: animations depend on input data; use small amounts for introduction and large amounts for intuitive understanding [»browMH12_1992]
Quote: push an algorithm animation with pathological data; e.g. regular polygons revealed a subtle bug [»browMH12_1992]
Quote: for an animation, a regular arrangement can reveal an algorithm's structure [»browMH12_1992]
Quote: multi-level adaptive hashing is so effective that needed to design a bad input for the animation [»browMH12_1992]

Related Topics up

Group: graphical user interface   (24 topics, 512 quotes)

Topic: execution tracing (42 items)
Topic: program execution (8 items)
Topic: raster graphics (27 items)
Topic: simulation (35 items)
Topic: visual programming
(32 items)

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