Interdisciplinary Design Research for End-User Software Engineering

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Interdisciplinary Design Research for End-User Software Engineering
rocesses involve modeling – simplifying or abstracting some aspects of the problem domain in order to plan and evaluate design decisions. The use of representations to reason about future consequences is fundamental to end-user software engineering. The constraints that representations place on design activities are described by the cognitive dimensions of notations framework [4], and in turn by a great variety of research into visual representations. reasoning about the future can be described in terms of the attention investment model [5]. A productive approach to end-user software engineering is to modify users' perception of this investment, whether by Burnett's Surprise-Explain Reward strategy, or by the use of machine techniques to infer possible abstractions that might be suggested to the user [6]. Finally, I am interested in the extent to which all designers experience their work as creative. This experience should be available to end-users too, not only creative pr...
Alan F. Blackwell
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Alan F. Blackwell
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