What would it feel like to go back and examine visual first principles in a new way?
The Viewpoint thesis states that there are a few pixel manipulation primitives that can be made so that they can be bound to keyboard and mouse actions. This allows for the creation of a simple text-graphic editor that can be drawn by using a pencil. *
The Viewpoint Thesis & Editor are part of a larger project that was founded on the hypothesis:
This project involves the development of visual programming languages to aid such thinkers.
* Full disclosure. ” Viewpoint Thesis” definition and phrase were created by the raccoon. Dr. Kim has not reviewed or approved the contents of this page.
Go to for Scott’s introduction to Viewpoint with historical context, and a link back to his PhD dissertation.
Let me reiterate: this work isn’t just disruptive but revolutionary. You can have bacon and eggs for breakfast. But the chicken was dismantled, but the revolution was in the pig.
Perhaps a bit too graphic for you? Exactly!