Coding with instant response/effect
Bret Victor gave a very interesting talk on Inventing on Principle, where he also shows off results of his personal principle. His is that one should see instant changes and results when changing and editing data on PC – be it programming, animating or constructing circuit. For these 3 he also shows off 3 of his own projects, solving the problem of missing feedback.
The real fun starts at 2:20. At 23:10 the 3 programming examples are ofter, circuit application follows. Animation application example ends at 34 mins.
So in case you do not want to watch the full hour presentation, I definitely encourage you to watch the 30 minutes of it.
Coding, circuiting as well as (key-frame) animating is still based on the concepts developed for the first computers, where you actually coded or drew on paper. With todays possibilities of interactivity though, the creative productive process can be vastly improved, leading to a more playful and creative space when manipulating your ideas and products.
Even for non programmers this talk could be (very?) interesting. Especially since the second part is of general nature, not focusing on the mentioned 3 concrete areas any more.
Found via CodeBook