Spreadsheets are arguably the most used form of programming, yet they are error prone and hard to maintain. This paper demonstrates novel features that enable the gradual structuring of spreadsheets to more structured models, with the intent of mitigating these issues. The approach of features for gradual structuring does not impact the underlying application. Structured models improve comprehension, reduce design and composition errors, whilst the gradual nature proposed, allows the modeller to choose what best fits their requirements. The origin of these features are the design patterns of expert spreadsheet modellers. Whilst these features increase the expressiveness of the spreadsheet paradigm future studies are planned to assess.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)
EditorsA. Blackwell, B. Plimmer, G. Stapleton
Place of PublicationDanvers
PublisherIEEE
Pages240-241
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-0252-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-0253-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2016
Event2016 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2016 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20168 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period4/09/168/09/16

    Research areas

  • Gradual Structuring, Programming Language Design, Spreadsheets, Usability of Programming Language

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