GLA Summit 2021/Seven UI/UX concepts for truly next-gen LabVIEW
Seven UI/UX concepts for truly next-gen LabVIEW by Morteza Vafadar
In this presentation, based on the great environment of the unfortunate LabVIEW NXG, I will go through the design and prototyping of my seven concepts for the future of LabVIEW user interface/experience as below:
- Expandable terminals stack for connector pane; for a clean look and easy wiring.
- Two-level (and fixed) zoom for block diagram: default view and extensive view of elements and layers with dedicated commenting.
- Thicker wires for detailed wire data-type exposing and easy to grab. Wire thickening can apply only to the horizontal part of it.
- Single tab approach for both front panel and block diagram. Clicking on the same, but visually different, tab would change it to the block diagram or front panel.
- Section-view of the front panel indicators and controls inside the block diagram would be specifically useful by providing “notebook-like” programming for students researchers.
- Curved wire and up-down connection pattern for synchronization data flow, like massages and queues, to give a third-dimension flow feel of parallel computing.
- AI-assisted code autocompletion and prediction overlay in the block diagram to keep up with this latest programming technology.