[racket-dev] stepper UI question

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Fri Aug 27 19:24:52 EDT 2010

John Clements wrote at 08/27/2010 06:29 PM:
> My earlier comment isn't suggesting that this isn't useful; it's asking whether doing this *simultaneously* with a separate display that's using substitution to evaluate an expression would cause cognitive overload.

If none of the languages people has a flash of inspiration, how about 
finding an HCI or visualization specialist in one of the universities, 
and enlisting them as a collaborator?

(I'd bet that these multiple views could be made intuitive, if 
approached as an interactive graphical visualization design problem.  
Maybe they can get a publication out of the approach alone.  Whether an 
alternative approach using only some arrangement of existing GUI widgets 
could be made accessible enough to students, I could not guess offhand.  
Were I not saturated with Racket consulting work at the moment, I'd love 
to tackle this HCI/viz problem myself.)


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