Spreadsheets as user interfaces

Alan Dix, Rachel Cowgill, Christina Bashford, Simon Mcveigh, Rupert Ridgewell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Spreadsheets are ubiquitous, familiar, often overlooked, and embody vast financial and human investment, not least in their user interface. This paper shows how spreadsheets can be used as an integral part of interactive processes, for activities from simple data entry, to more complex grouping and linking of datasets, both as fully functional prototypes and as part of a final system. They reveal artful digital and physical end-user appropriation; exemplify key design principles including 'appropriate intelligence', ensuring 'smart' technology fits the complete human-computer process; and expose further design issues such as the importance of 'exception' sets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAVI 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces
EditorsPaolo Buono, Rosa Lanzilotti, Maristella Matera
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages192-195
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450341318
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 7 2016
Event13th ACM International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2016 - Bari, Italy
Duration: Jun 7 2016Jun 10 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI
Volume07-10-June-2016

Other

Other13th ACM International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2016
CountryItaly
CityBari
Period6/7/166/10/16

Fingerprint

Spreadsheets
User interfaces
Data acquisition

Keywords

  • Appropriation
  • Digital humanities
  • Musicology
  • Spreadsheets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Cite this

Dix, A., Cowgill, R., Bashford, C., Mcveigh, S., & Ridgewell, R. (2016). Spreadsheets as user interfaces. In P. Buono, R. Lanzilotti, & M. Matera (Eds.), AVI 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (pp. 192-195). (Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI; Vol. 07-10-June-2016). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2909132.2909271

Spreadsheets as user interfaces. / Dix, Alan; Cowgill, Rachel; Bashford, Christina; Mcveigh, Simon; Ridgewell, Rupert.

AVI 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces. ed. / Paolo Buono; Rosa Lanzilotti; Maristella Matera. Association for Computing Machinery, 2016. p. 192-195 (Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI; Vol. 07-10-June-2016).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Dix, A, Cowgill, R, Bashford, C, Mcveigh, S & Ridgewell, R 2016, Spreadsheets as user interfaces. in P Buono, R Lanzilotti & M Matera (eds), AVI 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces. Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI, vol. 07-10-June-2016, Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 192-195, 13th ACM International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2016, Bari, Italy, 6/7/16. https://doi.org/10.1145/2909132.2909271
Dix A, Cowgill R, Bashford C, Mcveigh S, Ridgewell R. Spreadsheets as user interfaces. In Buono P, Lanzilotti R, Matera M, editors, AVI 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces. Association for Computing Machinery. 2016. p. 192-195. (Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI). https://doi.org/10.1145/2909132.2909271
Dix, Alan ; Cowgill, Rachel ; Bashford, Christina ; Mcveigh, Simon ; Ridgewell, Rupert. / Spreadsheets as user interfaces. AVI 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces. editor / Paolo Buono ; Rosa Lanzilotti ; Maristella Matera. Association for Computing Machinery, 2016. pp. 192-195 (Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI).
@inproceedings{870db4d8ce60476d84bb2fed7fae2079,
title = "Spreadsheets as user interfaces",
abstract = "Spreadsheets are ubiquitous, familiar, often overlooked, and embody vast financial and human investment, not least in their user interface. This paper shows how spreadsheets can be used as an integral part of interactive processes, for activities from simple data entry, to more complex grouping and linking of datasets, both as fully functional prototypes and as part of a final system. They reveal artful digital and physical end-user appropriation; exemplify key design principles including 'appropriate intelligence', ensuring 'smart' technology fits the complete human-computer process; and expose further design issues such as the importance of 'exception' sets.",
keywords = "Appropriation, Digital humanities, Musicology, Spreadsheets",
author = "Alan Dix and Rachel Cowgill and Christina Bashford and Simon Mcveigh and Rupert Ridgewell",
year = "2016",
month = "6",
day = "7",
doi = "10.1145/2909132.2909271",
language = "English (US)",
series = "Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI",
publisher = "Association for Computing Machinery",
pages = "192--195",
editor = "Paolo Buono and Rosa Lanzilotti and Maristella Matera",
booktitle = "AVI 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Spreadsheets as user interfaces

AU - Dix, Alan

AU - Cowgill, Rachel

AU - Bashford, Christina

AU - Mcveigh, Simon

AU - Ridgewell, Rupert

PY - 2016/6/7

Y1 - 2016/6/7

N2 - Spreadsheets are ubiquitous, familiar, often overlooked, and embody vast financial and human investment, not least in their user interface. This paper shows how spreadsheets can be used as an integral part of interactive processes, for activities from simple data entry, to more complex grouping and linking of datasets, both as fully functional prototypes and as part of a final system. They reveal artful digital and physical end-user appropriation; exemplify key design principles including 'appropriate intelligence', ensuring 'smart' technology fits the complete human-computer process; and expose further design issues such as the importance of 'exception' sets.

AB - Spreadsheets are ubiquitous, familiar, often overlooked, and embody vast financial and human investment, not least in their user interface. This paper shows how spreadsheets can be used as an integral part of interactive processes, for activities from simple data entry, to more complex grouping and linking of datasets, both as fully functional prototypes and as part of a final system. They reveal artful digital and physical end-user appropriation; exemplify key design principles including 'appropriate intelligence', ensuring 'smart' technology fits the complete human-computer process; and expose further design issues such as the importance of 'exception' sets.

KW - Appropriation

KW - Digital humanities

KW - Musicology

KW - Spreadsheets

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84977097919&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84977097919&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1145/2909132.2909271

DO - 10.1145/2909132.2909271

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84977097919

T3 - Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI

SP - 192

EP - 195

BT - AVI 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces

A2 - Buono, Paolo

A2 - Lanzilotti, Rosa

A2 - Matera, Maristella

PB - Association for Computing Machinery

ER -