Using a visual language to create better spreadsheets

Bas Jansen, Felienne Hermans

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It is known that spreadsheets are error-prone. It is very diffcult for users to get an overview of the design of the spreadsheet, and this is causing errors. Furthermore users are not always aware of the best way to structure a spread- sheet and just start modeling. To address this we will build a visual language to develop spreadsheet models. This en- ables users to visualize the design of their spreadsheets. A spreadsheet generator will create the spreadsheet based on the specifications made with our visual language. During this process, best practices for structuring spreadsheets are automatically incorporated. There will be a bidirectional link between the model and the associated spreadsheet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-51
Number of pages4
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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