Exploring Human Visualization of Computer Algorithms

@inproceedings{Douglas1996ExploringHV,
  title={Exploring Human Visualization of Computer Algorithms},
  author={Sarah A. Douglas and Christopher D. Hundhausen and Donna McKeown},
  booktitle={Graphics Interface},
  year={1996}
}
Many educators have used Algorithm Visualization (AV) to teach students of computer science about how computer algorithms work. Our study sheds light on two important questions: (a) How do people conceptualize algorithm animations in the first place; and (b) To what extent do such visualizations accord with AV software. In the first half of this study, pairs of graduate students in computer science were asked to construct animations for a simple sort (bubble sort) using ordinary art materials… CONTINUE READING

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