Code Canvas is a new user experience for Visual Studio 2010 that provides an infinite zoomable surface for software development. A canvas both houses editable forms of all of a project’s documents and allows multiple layers of visualization over those documents. By uniting the content of a project and information about it onto a single surface, Code Canvas is designed to leverage spatial memory to keep developers orient-ed and to make it easy to synthesize information.
Here is a video of our latest demo, Code Canvas inside Visual Studio 2010.
Rob DeLine, Kael Rowan,
in Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering (New Ideas and Emerging Results),
Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.,
May 2, 2010, View abstract, Download PDF