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PPIG 2010

22nd Annual Workshop

19th - 21stSeptember 2010

University Carlos III of Madrid


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  1. Gender HCI and Programming
    Margaret Burnett
    Oregon State University

Usability Issues in Programming Languages and Tools

  1. Liveness in Notation Use: From Music to Programming [PDF] (37K)
    Luke Church, Chris Nash, and Alan F. Blackwell
    Cambridge University
  2. Usability Requirements of User Interface Tools [PDF] (264K)
    Catherine Letondal, Stéphane Chatty, W. Greg Phillips, Fabien André and Stéphane Conversy
  3. A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective on Memory for Programming Tasks [PDF] (264K)
    Chris Parnin
    Georgia Tech Institute of Technology
  4. Perceived Self-Efficacy and APIs [PDF] (264K)
    John M. Daughtry and John M. Carroll
    The Pennsylvania State University

Teaching and Learning Programming

  1. WIP | Enhancing Comprehension by Using Random Access Memory (RAM) Diagrams in Teaching Programming: Class Experiment [PDF] (37K)
    Leonard J. Mselle
    The University of Dodoma, Tanzania
  2. WIP | Evaluating Scratch to Introduce Younger Schoolchildren to Programming [PDF] (264K)
    Amanda Wilson and David C. Moffat
    Glasgow Caledonian University
  3. WIP | Studentsí Early Attitudes and Possible Misconceptions about Programming [PDF] (264K)
    David C. Moffat
    Georgia Tech Institute of Technology
  4. Characterizing Comprehension of Concurrency Concepts [PDF] (264K)
    Zhen Li, Zhe Zhao, and Eileen Kraemer
    University of Georgia
  5. The Construction of the Concept of Binary Search Algorithm [PDF] (264K)
    Sylvia da Rosa
    Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay
  6. Teaching Novice Programmers Programming Wisdom [PDF] (264K)
    Randy M. Kaplan
    Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Software Engineers and Practice

  1. Project Kick-off with Distributed Pair Programming [PDF] (37K)
    Edna Rosen, Stephan Salinger, and Christopher Oezbek
    Freie Universität Berlin
  2. The use of MBTI in Software Engineering [PDF] (264K)
    Rien Sach, Marian Petre, and Helen Sharp
    Open University
  3. WIP | Confirmation Bias in Software Development and Testing: An Analysis of the Effects of Company Size, Experience and Reasoning Skills [PDF] (264K)
    Gul Calikli, Berna Arslan, and Ayse Bener
    Bogazici University, Turkey
  4. WIP | Enhancing User-Centredness in Agile Teams: A Study on Programmer's Values for a better Understanding on how to Position Usability Methods in XP [PDF] (264K)
    Michael Leitner, Peter Wolkerstorfer, Arjan Geven, and Manfred Tscheligi
    Center for Usability Research & Engineering

End-User Programming

  1. A Logical Mind, not a Programming Mind: Psychology of a Professional End-User [PDF] (37K)
    Alan F. Blackwell and Cecily Morrison
    Cambridge University
  2. Empirically-Observed End-User Programming Behaviors in Yahoo! Pipes [PDF] (264K)
    Matthew D. Dinmore and C. Curtis Boylls
    Johns Hopkins University
  3. Bricolage Programming in the Creative Arts [PDF] (264K)
    Alex McLean and Geraint Wiggins
    University of London

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