Developing visualisations for spreadsheet formulae: towards increasing the accessibility of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects

LEITÃO, Roxanne and ROAST, Chris (2014). Developing visualisations for spreadsheet formulae: towards increasing the accessibility of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects. In: 9th Workshop on Mathematical User Interfaces, Coimbra, Portugal, 10 July 2014.

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Abstract

Spreadsheets are widely used within Science, technology, engineering and maths education. Despite their widespread use, end-user spreadsheet errors are still extremely common and have been shown to have an adverse effect on learning. The textual representation of formulas can be particularly complex and error-prone, exacerbating barriers to dyslexic users. Our work focuses on the design and development of a visual language to graphically represent spreadsheet formulae, with the objective of making them easier to understand than their default textual form. This work contributes to a body of human factors research focused upon spreadsheets.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Proceedings of the MathUI, OpenMath and ThEdu Workshops and Work in Progress at CICM 2014 (published by CEUR-WS.org)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Depositing User: Chris Roast
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 09:33
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 00:49
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8168

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