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Design languages, notation systems, and instructional technology
Educational Technology Research & Development (2004)
  • Sandie H Waters, Utah Valley University
  • Andrew Gibbons

Notational systems, used in mature fields of study, are closely related to design languages. The future of a technological field depends on the ability to communicate ideas and changes with others in the field. Instructional technology is one field that can benefit from a notation system enabling designers to duplicate, execute, and communicate their ideas. In this paper, we look at several mature fields, including chemistry, musicology, and choreography, to discover elements where a mature design language and notation system have developed. We illustrate a number of dimensions that can help designers form their design languages and select the characteristics of their notation systems.

  • design layers,
  • choreography,
  • notation systems,
  • design languages
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Sandie H Waters and Andrew Gibbons. "Design languages, notation systems, and instructional technology" Educational Technology Research & Development Vol. 52 Iss. 2 (2004)
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