Problem-solution mapping in object-oriented design

Mary Beth Rosson, Eric Gold

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Abstract

Six expert Smalltalk programmers and three expert procedural programmers were observed as they worked on a gourmet shopping design problem; they were asked to think aloud about what was going through their minds as they worked. These verbal protocols were recorded and examined for ways in which the programmers' understanding of the problem domain affected the design process; most of our examples are from the three Smalltalk programmers who focussed most on the mapping from problem to solution. We characterize the problem entities that did appear as solution objects, the active nature of the mapping process, and ways in which the resultant objects went beyond their problem analogs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings on Object-Oriented Programming Systems, Languages and Applications, OOPSLA 1989
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages7-10
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0897913337, 9780897913331
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1989
Event1989 Object-Oriented Programming Systems, Languages and Applications, OOPSLA 1989 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Oct 2 1989Oct 6 1989

Other

Other1989 Object-Oriented Programming Systems, Languages and Applications, OOPSLA 1989
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period10/2/8910/6/89

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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