Accession Number : ADA112915

Title :   Design for a Program Visualization System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Herot,Christopher F ; Carling,Richard ; Friedell,Mark ; Kramlich,David

PDF Url : ADA112915

Report Date : 01 Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : This report presents the results of a study by Computer Corporation of America (CCA) to determine the feasibility of a Program Visualization (PV) system -- a system that uses computer graphics to provide lifecycle support for software development. The PV system will provide both static and dynamic (animated) views of systems to designers, programmers, and users. The goal is to facilitate their understanding of large (10**6 lines of code), complex software systems. Automated visualization of computer programs offers the opportunity to: Improve the productivity of the limited number of programmers who will be available to work on the increasingly large and complex software systems of the 1980's; Make it easier to express the mental images of the producers (writers) of programs; and Facilitate communication of those mental images to the consumers (readers) of programs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer graphics, *Data displays, *Computer programming, Automatic programming, Life cycles, Feasibility studies, Dynamic programming, Productivity, Programmers, Images, Read out techniques, Interfaces, Statics

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE