visual tool

visual tool

Any program, utility, routine or function that performs an operation by dragging and dropping icons or by "drawing" the solution. Visual tools are the norm today in virtually every graphics-based (Windows, Mac, etc.) application. The term is mostly used to refer to an operation that has typically been command-line based. For example, a visual tool might simplify a programming function that would otherwise require writing lines of code.
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By starting with a visual tool, students are more likely to create a clear, coherent story that may be easily translated into text.
Since chordal knowledge is absolutely fundamental to fake book playing, Berger includes an illustration and explanation of "the circle of fifths," an indispensable visual tool for navigating the relationships between the chords usually found together in one song.
The purpose was to test the use of a visual tool with deaf or hard of hearing students in writing a response to age-appropriate action pictures.
Sun originally embraced Honeycomb in January of 2002 when it sought a visual tool for encapsulating the data generated through SunTRAQ, a corporate knowledge management initiative designed to gather and combine data from suppliers, manufacturing, installations, sales, etc.
For example, the integration of animated graphics in the pathology tutorial to demonstrate the major steps of viral multiplication offers an innovative visual tool for mastering complex information.
Josephs' article I've ended up keeping the issue on my desk, using it both as a reference, and as a visual tool to discuss the tax impact during client meetings.