User-Centred Requirements for Software Engineering Environments

  • David J. Gilmore
  • Russel L. Winder
  • Françoise Détienne

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 123)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. David Gilmore
      Pages 1-3
  3. Design Activities and Representations for Design

  4. Code Representation and Manipulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-106
    2. David Gilmore
      Pages 107-117
    3. Mukesh J. Patel, Chris Taylor, Benedict du Boulay
      Pages 127-141
    4. Barbee Teasley, Laura Marie Leventhal, Keith Instone, Diane Schertler Rohlman
      Pages 143-163
    5. Robert S. Rist
      Pages 165-176
  5. Technological Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-196
    2. John Domingue, Blaine A. Price, Marc Eisenstadt
      Pages 197-212
    3. Brad Blumenthal
      Pages 225-233
  6. The Impact of Design Methods and New Programming Paradigms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-272
    2. Tony I. Larsson, Arja A. Vainio-Larsson
      Pages 285-295
    3. Russel Winder
      Pages 307-321
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 343-384

About these proceedings


The idea for this workshop originated when I came across and read Martin Zelkowitz's book on Requirements for Software Engineering Environments (the proceedings of a small workshop held at the University of Maryland in 1986). Although stimulated by the book I was also disappointed in that it didn't adequately address two important questions - "Whose requirements are these?" and "Will the environment which meets all these requirements be usable by software engineers?". And thus was the decision made to organise this workshop which would explicitly address these two questions. As time went by setting things up, it became clear that our workshop would happen more than five years after the Maryland workshop and thus, at the same time as addressing the two questions above, this workshop would attempt to update the Zelkowitz approach. Hence the workshop acquired two halves, one dominated by discussion of what we already know about usability problems in software engineering and the other by discussion of existing solutions (technical and otherwise) to these problems. This scheme also provided a good format for bringing together those in the HeI community concerned with the human factors of software engineering and those building tools to solve acknowledged, but rarely understood problems.


Design Ergonomie Graphical User Interface Human-computer interaction Mensch-Computer Kommunikation Mensch-Computer-Kommunikation Programmiertechnik Programming paradigms Software Engineering Software design environments Software- Software-Engineering Usability modeling programming

Editors and affiliations

  • David J. Gilmore
    • 1
  • Russel L. Winder
    • 2
  • Françoise Détienne
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Projet de Psychologie Ergonomique pour I’InformatiqueINRIALe Chesnay CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08189-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03035-6
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