Data analytics and visualizations for StarLogo Nova block programming platform
Author(s)Tse, Phoebe Hiuchin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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In this thesis, I designed and implemented an analytics tool for StarLogo Nova, a block-based programming platform for creating 3D simulations and games. This tool collects block data from the platform and visualizes the data into 15 different charts, showcasing both high-level and the more detailed aspects about the data. As a way to investigate how to improve StarLogo such that it is more accessible to beginner users and more extensible to experienced users, the tool includes charts that focus on the following four elements: tutorials, breed tabs, scrolling, and block size and placement. Suggestions for how to improve StarLogo's user interface, driven by a few runs of this tool on the data, are documented in this thesis as well.
Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2017.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-106).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.