International Conference on Human-Centred Software Engineering

HCSE 2012: Human-Centered Software Engineering pp 199-216

Puzzle: A Visual-Based Environment for End User Development in Touch-Based Mobile Phones

  • Jose Danado
  • Fabio Paternò
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-34347-6_12

Volume 7623 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)


Despite the widespread usage of mobile devices there is a lack of environments able to allow end users to create applications directly in such devices. In this paper, we present the Puzzle framework, which supports a visual environment for opportunistically creating mobile applications in touch-based mobile phones. The user interface is designed to be usable for mobile users that do not use programming languages in their daily work as well as to motivate end users to playfully experiment and create applications. In particular, we report on its user interface, framework and evaluation.


End user developmentubiquitous computingmobile computingauthoring tools
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose Danado
    • 1
  • Fabio Paternò
    • 1
  1. 1.CNR-ISTI, HIISPisaItaly