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Title: A user study for comparing the programming efficiency of modifying executable multimodal interaction descriptions. A domain-specific language versus equivalent event-callback code
Authors: Cuenca Lucero, Fredy
Van den Bergh, Jan
Luyten, Kris
Coninx, Karin
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: ACM
Citation: Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools PLATEAU 2015, p. 31-38
Abstract: 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 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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/20470
DOI: 10.1145/2846680.2846686
ISBN: 9781450339070
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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