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Codemap VISWEEK 2010

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Codemap VISWEEK 2010

  1. 1. Embedding Spatial Visualizationin the IDE: an Exploratory Study  Adrian Kuhn and David Erni and Oscar NierstraszSCG, University of Bern, Switzerland
  2. 2. Adrian Kuhn and Peter Loretan and Oscar Nierstrasz, “Consistent Layoutfor Thematic Software Maps,” WCRE 2008.
  3. 3. Embedded in the IDE.
  4. 4. Demo time… is tomorrow J
  5. 5. Think aloud
  6. 6. Developers used the map to assess search results…
  7. 7. Developers did not use the map for navigation…
  8. 8. Developers did speak of the system in spatial terms…
  9. 9. Developers were confused by vocabulary-based layout…
  10. 10. Main results were…•  Participants made good us of the map to inspect search results and call graph.•  Participants found the layout of the map (which uses vocabulary to cluster classes by topic) surprising and often confusing.
  11. 11. My main take away: run userstudies first to learn about needs!
  12. 12. Software Cartography http://scg.unibe.ch/codemap

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