Graphical Definitions: Expanding Spreadsheet Languages Through Direct Manipulation and Gestures

@article{Burnett1998GraphicalDE,
  title={Graphical Definitions: Expanding Spreadsheet Languages Through Direct Manipulation and Gestures},
  author={Margaret M. Burnett and Herkimer J. Gottfried},
  journal={ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact.},
  year={1998},
  volume={5},
  pages={1-33}
}
In the past, attempts to extend the spreadsheet paradigm to support graphical objects, such as colored circles or user-defined graphical types, have led to approaches featuring either a direct way of creating objects graphically or strong compatibility with the spreadsheet paradigm, but not both. This inability to conveniently go beyond numbers and strings without straying outside the spreadsheet paradigm has been a limiting factor in the applicability of spreadsheet languages. In this article… CONTINUE READING
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