Using Icicle Trees to Encode the Hierarchical Structure of Source Code
|Title:||Using Icicle Trees to Encode the Hierarchical Structure of Source Code||Authors:||Bacher, Ivan
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8507||Date:||10-Jun-2016||Online since:||2017-05-12T09:40:28Z||Abstract:||This paper presents a study which evaluates the use of a tree visualisation (icicle tree) to encode the hierarchical structure of source code. The tree visualisation was combined with a source code editor in order to function as a compact overview to facilitate the process of comprehending the global structure of a source code document. Results from our study show that providing an overview visualisation led to an increase in accuracy and a decrease in completion time when participants performed counting tasks. However, in locating tasks, the presence of the visualisation led to a decrease in participants' performance.||Type of material:||Conference Publication||Publisher:||Eurographics: European Association for Computer Graphics||Copyright (published version):||2016 The Authors and The Eurographics Association||Keywords:||Machine learning; Statistics; Computer graphics||DOI:||10.2312/eurovisshort.20161168||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Conference Details:||EuroVis 2016: 18th EG/VGTC Conference on Visualization, Groningen, the Netherlands, 6-10 June 2016|
|Appears in Collections:||Insight Research Collection|
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