User Experience Students observe a simulation and can change some exposed parameters.
Curriculum Navigation Students can freely choose which models to explore and how to explore them.
Approximate visual validation, either through the model’s visualization windows or
Data Validation plots of aggregate results.
Transparency of the code e code and the rules of the simulation are not accessible for users.
Data Collection Data collection is automated; modelers design their own batches of experiments.
Participatory Interactions Users do not engage in participatory interactions
Graphical visualization with intermediate graphics: geometric, freeform shapes, simple
Graphical realism eﬀects.
Visualization Dimensions Bi-dimensional visualization - 2d
Modeling Methodology Modelers choose one phenomena and try to create a model of it.
Salient Learning Less Salient
★ Application of number ★ Limits
theory concepts ★ Comparing / Interpreting
★ Families of Linear Functions Quadratic Motion
★ Describe relationships ★ Piecewise Functions
between two variables
• Cannot manipulate code or create your own parameters
• Non-intuitive placement of UI elements
• Buggy - windows stick, application crashes (Demo version only?)
• Lack of transitioning from platforms