An Evaluation of the DiaSuite Toolset by Professional Developers: Learning Cost and Usability

Milan Kabáč 1 Nic Volanschi 1 Charles Consel 1, 2
1 Phoenix - Programming Language Technology For Communication Services
LaBRI - Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique, Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest, EA4136 - Handicap et système nerveux :Action, communication, interaction: rétablissement de la fonction et de la participation [Bordeaux]
Abstract : This paper evaluates a design-driven, tool-based approach, named DiaSuite, dedicated to developing applications involving sensors and actuators. Specifically, we evaluate the usability and the learning cost of DiaSuite as a first step to assess the potential for transferring this technology to the industrial practice of this domain. We assess the cost of learning DiaSuite by involving four professional programmers in a usability study involving a software engineering task. This experiment brings preliminary evidence that the DiaSuite technology can be used effectively by professional developers after only half a day of training. We then present qualitative data about the usage and usability of DiaSuite, collected from developers, via questionnaires and interviews. Finally, we discuss lessons learned from this work.
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Workshop on Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU) 2015, Oct 2015, Pittsburgh, United States. Proceedings of the Workshop on Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU) at the ACM SPLASH Conference. October, 2015, 2015, <http://2015.splashcon.org/track/plateau2015>
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Milan Kabáč, Nic Volanschi, Charles Consel. An Evaluation of the DiaSuite Toolset by Professional Developers: Learning Cost and Usability. Workshop on Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU) 2015, Oct 2015, Pittsburgh, United States. Proceedings of the Workshop on Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU) at the ACM SPLASH Conference. October, 2015, 2015, <http://2015.splashcon.org/track/plateau2015>. <hal-01225640>

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