Freeform: A Tool for Sketching Form Designs
Plimmer, B., & Apperley, M. (2003). Freeform: A Tool for Sketching Form Designs. In BCS HCI Conference (Vol. Proceedings of the BCS HCI Conference, pp. 183–186). UK: British HCI Group.
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This demonstration shows the tool we have developed for hand-sketching user interfaces. Our motivation for developing this tool is to provide an environment where novice programmers can move freely along the design continuum from informal low-fidelity prototypes to completed formal designs. A low-cost digital whiteboard is used to provide a shared work space for Freeform. The tool is integrated into a programming IDE and provides penbased sketching and editing, a storyboard, run mode, recognition of shapes and words and conversion into a formal design in the programming IDE.
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