Cognitive dimensions questionnaire applied to exploratory algorithm design

Chris J. Martin, Janet M. Hughes

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    Abstract

    In software engineering, the stage between problem realization and implementation of a solution is not well supported by technology. It is common to see work being carried out on paper or whiteboards. This paper documents a pilot study to identify some reasons as to why paper and whiteboards are useful tools In early exploratory design and exposes some questions about where technology may fit in augmenting this stage of software engineering. The cognitive dimensions questionnaire was used to investigate notations and devices used in exploratory algorithm design.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationITICSE '08:
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of The 13th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages184-188
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9781605580784
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event13th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - Madrid, Spain
    Duration: 30 Jun 20082 Jul 2008
    http://www.iticse08.fi.upm.es/

    Conference

    Conference13th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
    Abbreviated titleITiCSE 2008
    CountrySpain
    CityMadrid
    Period30/06/082/07/08
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    Cite this

    Martin, C. J., & Hughes, J. M. (2008). Cognitive dimensions questionnaire applied to exploratory algorithm design. In ITICSE '08: : Proceedings of The 13th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (pp. 184-188). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1384271.1384321