The aim of this project is to assess whether the unique features of touch interfaces can enhance the usability of database systems for novice users. Usability, particularly for average computer users, is a major topic in the database community, and touch interfaces may represent a powerful new avenue for designers and researchers to pursue. To this end, the goal we have developed a visual query language for relational databases that is optimised for touch interfaces such as found in modern tablets and surface computing devices.

Honours Project

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