A suite of visual languages for statistical survey specification

Chul Hwee Kim, John Hosking, John Grundy

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We describe SDL, an integrated suite of visual languages aimed at supporting the process of designing statistical surveys. SDL comprises four diagrammatic notations: survey diagrams, survey data diagrams, survey analysis diagrams and survey process diagrams. A proof of concept environment supporting SDL is also presented, together with a cognitive dimensions evaluation of that environment and a cognitive walkthrough evaluation with a target end user - a professional statistician. These demonstrate the utility of SDL and lead us to propose development of a more comprehensive environment supporting the entire statistical survey process.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2005 - Dallas, United States of America
Duration: 21 Sep 200524 Sep 2005
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/10093/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2005
Abbreviated titleVL/HCC 2005
CountryUnited States of America
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  • Statistical surveys
  • Visual environment
  • Visual language

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