XLBlocks: On the Effect of a Visual Language on Formula Creation and Comprehension in Spreadsheets

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Abstract

The use of spreadsheets in industry is widespread. Their outcomes are often used to substantiate critical business decisions. Unfortunately, spreadsheets are also error-prone. Consequently, companies risk making decisions based on inaccurate information, which eventually could lead to loss of money and reputation.
This dissertation investigates to what extent a visual language could support professional spreadsheet users in interacting with complex formulas. We divided our research into two phases. In the first phase, we try to understand better how spreadsheets are used in three ways...
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
Supervisors/Advisors
  • van Deursen, A., Supervisor
  • Hermans, Felienne, Advisor, External person
Award date12 Sep 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • End-User Programming
  • Spreadsheets
  • Block-based languages

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