User interfaces are difficult to get right, and tedious to program and debug. The Auckland Layout Editor  is a novel editor that makes the development of GUIs easier and puts questions of presentation onto a sound theoretical basis in the language of constraint programming. ALE guarantees that all edit operations lead to sound specifications, ensuring solvable and non-overlapping layouts. For us the tool serves as an example showing that high-level, problem oriented languages can work for programmers and users.
This is joint work with Christof Lutteroth and Clemens Zeidler, University of Auckland and Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, University of Toronto.
 C. Zeidler, C. Lutteroth, W. Stuerzlinger and G. Weber (2013), "Evaluating Direct Manipulation Operations for Constraint-Based Layout", In Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT).
Bio: Gerald Weber is Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and has just completed a term as Deputy Head of Department for Research at the University of Auckland. His research interests include Human-Computer interaction as well as Databases. Gerald holds a PhD from the Free University Berlin. He has been program chair of several conferences in Human-Computer Interaction, Enterprise Systems and Databases. He is information director of the journal "Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment".
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