Midway evaluation in Computer Science - Sigurður Gauti Samúelsson
Live stream: https://eu01web.zoom.us/j/65239619058
Title: Sketch-Based User Interaction with Software Development Environments
Doctoral candidate: Sigurður Gauti Samúelsson
Dr. André van der Hoek, Professor at the Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine, USA
Dr. Ebba Þóra Hvannberg, Professor at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Iceland
Dr. Matthias Book, Professor at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Iceland
Dr. Volker Gruhn, Professor and Chair of Software Engineering, esp. Mobile Applications, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Software engineers commonly sketch on paper or whiteboards to annotate and model artifacts during the design of complex software projects. This work aims to enable developers to also sketch digitally on the user interface of a software development environment (IDE) in order to express their command intentions, hypothesising that this novel input modality could be useful for more conversational interaction with code, for example in a code review setting.
To this end, we are designing a sketching language and developing sketch input, recognition and interpretation components for a software IDE, with the aim of evaluating the feasibility and efficiency of this input modality.