Mon 26 Oct 2015 13:30 - 13:50 at Grand Station 5 - Programming Languages Papers Chair(s): Joshua Sunshine

The present paper describes an empirical user study intended to compare the programming efficiency of our proposed domain-specific language versus a mainstream event language when it comes to modify multimodal interactions. By concerted use of observations, interviews, and standardized questionnaires, we managed to measure the completion rates, completion time, code testing effort, and perceived difficulty of the programming tasks along with the perceived usability and perceived learnability of the programming tool supporting our proposed language. Based on this experience, we propose some guidelines for designing comparative user studies of programming languages. The paper also discusses the considerations we took into account when designing a multimodal interaction description language that intends to be well regarded by its users.

A user study for comparing the programming efficiency (plateau2015-cuenca.pdf)370KiB

Mon 26 Oct
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13:30 - 15:00: Programming Languages PapersPLATEAU at Grand Station 5
Chair(s): Joshua SunshineCarnegie Mellon University
13:30 - 13:50
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Fredy CuencaHasselt University - tUL - iMinds, Jan Van den BerghHasselt University - tUL - iMinds, Kris LuytenHasselt University - tUL - iMinds, Karin ConinxHasselt University - tUL - iMinds
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13:50 - 14:10
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Gustavo PintoUFPE, Weslley TorresFederal University of Pernambuco, Fernando CastorUFPE
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14:10 - 14:20
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Michael CoblenzCarnegie Mellon University, Joshua SunshineCarnegie Mellon University, Brad A. MyersCarnegie Mellon University, Sam WeberSoftware Engineering Institute, Forrest ShullSoftware Engineering Institute
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14:20 - 14:33
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Ismael FigueroaPontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, Romain RobbesUniversity of Chile
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14:33 - 14:46
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Najwani RazaliVictoria University of Wellington, James NobleVictoria University of Wellington, Stuart MarshallVictoria University of Wellington
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14:46 - 14:59
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David J. PearceVictoria University of Wellington
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