HabilisDraw: A Tool-based Direct Manipulation Software Environment

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Title: HabilisDraw: A Tool-based Direct Manipulation Software Environment
Author: Horton, Thomas Eugene
Advisors: R. Michael Young, Committee Member
Dennis R. Bahler, Committee Member
Robert St. Amant, Committee Chair
Abstract: Direct manipulation interfaces already employ a weak analogy to the use of physical tools in the real world. Despite certain tradeoffs, a stronger application of tool-using principles can lead to improvements in the design of software interfaces. I outline here some of the theory behind such an approach, and describe the design of systems that follow these principles, with emphasis on a tool-based drawing application called HabilisDraw.
Date: 2004-07-26
Degree: MS
Discipline: Computer Science
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/2272


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