End-users' mental models of concepts critical to web application development

Jochen Rode, Mary Beth Rosson, Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones

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Abstract

We report an empirical study of nonprogrammers' mental models regarding particular concerns in web application development such as input validation, database lookup, and overview-detail relationships. The goal of the study was to understand how nonprogrammers think about the data and logic underlying a web application. In continuing work, we are using this understanding as a basis for the design of tools and development resources that are intuitive and easy to use. The current paper describes the empirical work that was done and discusses its implications for the design of end-user web development tools that could be used to develop web applications of intermediate complexity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2004 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human Centric Computing
EditorsP. Bottoni, C. Hundhausen, S. Levialdi, G. Tortora
Pages215-222
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventProceedings - 2004 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human Centric Computing - Rome, Italy
Duration: Sep 26 2004Sep 29 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2004 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human Centric Computing

Other

OtherProceedings - 2004 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human Centric Computing
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period9/26/049/29/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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