The Annotated Bibliography is a collection of curated links to research literature on AV topics.

AlgorithmExplorer: A Student-Centered Algorithm Animation System

TitleAlgorithmExplorer: A Student-Centered Algorithm Animation System
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsMcWhirter, J. D.
Conference NameProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
ISBN Number0-8186-7508-X

3 uses of algorithm animation: to facilitate presentation and discussion of algorithms and data structures (“computational whiteboard''); used in labs to interact with algorithm; let students develop animations of their programs. “[we feel that] watching a predefined animation of an algorithm is often akin to watching television - it is candy for the eyes but may leave little for the mind''. Focus: undergraduates; inspired by XTango's Animator application. Configuration file integrates what and type of input; interface for input querying, executed using Unix fork. 3 tiers: ADT (same as API-based generation); declarative animation command language (DACL) - similar to AnimalScript in concept; operational ACL (Tcl). Tiers present different levels of abstraction; address range of student abilities.