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Using the programming walkthrough to aid in programming language design

Brigham Bell, Wayne Citrin, Clayton Lewis, John Rieman, Robert Weaver, Nick Wilde, Benjamin Zorn
1994 Software, Practice & Experience  
Results indicate that the method is a useful supplement to existing design approaches. key words: Programming walkthrough Programming language design Writability Design methods  ...  The programming walkthrough is a method for assessing how easy or hard it will be for users to write programs in a programming language.  ...  Example: a walkthrough for CMPL The programming walkthrough sessions for CMPL were done by four of us with no experience in CMPL, working with the designers of the language.  ... 
doi:10.1002/spe.4380240102 fatcat:5uooela75zadbph4tateplupia

Page 40 of Journal of Systems Management Vol. 35, Issue 5 [page]

1984 Journal of Systems Management  
Use the fundamental control flow constructs. . Write first in an easy-to-understand pseudo- language; then translate into whatever language you have to use. .  ...  The final design technique which should be used fully is the structured walkthrough. The walkthrough should be used at every level of implementation.  ... 

Perspectives in Software Engineering

Marvin V. Zelkowitz
1978 ACM Computing Surveys  
This paper outlines the procedures used in the development of computer software, emphasizing large-scale software development, and pmpomtmg areas where problems exist and solutions have been proposed Solutions  ...  Software engineering refers to the process of creating software systems.  ...  The concept of a program design language (PDL) to aid in this development .  ... 
doi:10.1145/356725.356731 fatcat:r476a5trvjdefe3wpp6mgfn2yy

Improving the Design of Visual Programming Language Experiments Using Cognitive Walkthroughs

A.J. KO, M.M. BURNETT, T.R.G. GREEN, K.J. ROTHERMEL, C.R. COOK
2002 Journal of Visual Languages and Computing  
One reason is the di⁄culty of designing successful experimental evaluations.We propose the Cognitive Walkthrough (CW) as an aid to improve experiments' designs.  ...  studies and how they were improved with the help of the CW.We found the method to be quick to use, e¡ective at improving the experimental design, and usable by non-specialists. r  ...  the CWs and to the associated experiments.This work has been supported in part by the National Science Foundation under awards CCR-9806821 and ITR-002265.  ... 
doi:10.1006/jvlc.2002.0245 fatcat:haygotjt5nehxaaxccr32r7aiq

Improving the Design of Visual Programming Language Experiments Using Cognitive Walkthroughs

A KO
2002 Journal of Visual Languages and Computing  
One reason is the di⁄culty of designing successful experimental evaluations.We propose the Cognitive Walkthrough (CW) as an aid to improve experiments' designs.  ...  studies and how they were improved with the help of the CW.We found the method to be quick to use, e¡ective at improving the experimental design, and usable by non-specialists. r  ...  the CWs and to the associated experiments.This work has been supported in part by the National Science Foundation under awards CCR-9806821 and ITR-002265.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1045-926x(02)90245-4 fatcat:drqr4ntbcbd2hifb4o4jd7m5im

Nassi-Shneiderman charts an alternative to flowcharts for design

Cornelia M. Yoder, Marilyn L. Schrag
1978 Proceedings of the software quality assurance workshop on Functional and performance issues -  
This paper describes the Nassi-Shneiderman charts and provides explanations of their use in programming, in development process control, in walkthroughs, and in testing.  ...  Shneiderman in 1972, is proving its value in both the design phase and the coding phase of program development.  ...  Figure 9 Figure 8 .Figure 9 . 989 shows an N-S chart to calculate and print an FICA report in a style useful to designers.Figure10 shows the same chart written in a style closer to the programming language  ... 
doi:10.1145/800283.811104 fatcat:tkhprk45cnayfha6fwfzanwiii

Nassi-Shneiderman charts an alternative to flowcharts for design

Cornelia M. Yoder, Marilyn L. Schrag
1978 Software engineering notes  
This paper describes the Nassi-Shneiderman charts and provides explanations of their use in programming, in development process control, in walkthroughs, and in testing.  ...  Shneiderman in 1972, is proving its value in both the design phase and the coding phase of program development.  ...  Figure 9 Figure 8 .Figure 9 . 989 shows an N-S chart to calculate and print an FICA report in a style useful to designers.Figure10 shows the same chart written in a style closer to the programming language  ... 
doi:10.1145/953579.811104 fatcat:kk2dqufpzngsbioftqanr4algy

Standardized Patient Walkthroughs in the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network: Common Challenges to Protocol Implementation

Holly E. Fussell, Lynn E. Kunkel, Dennis McCarty, Colleen S. Lewy
2011 The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse  
Background-Training research staff to implement clinical trials occurring in community-based addiction treatment programs presents unique challenges.  ...  The standardized patient walkthrough improves consistency across study sites and reduces potential site variation in study outcomes.  ...  Acknowledgments Awards (U10 DA013036; U10DA015815) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse supported data collection and analysis and preparation of the report.  ... 
doi:10.3109/00952990.2011.596969 pmid:21854287 pmcid:PMC3264058 fatcat:ftglvll3lnaullexihmuk64jq4

Adapting user interface design methods to the design of educational activities

Clayton Lewis, Cathy Brand, Gina Cherry, Cyndi Rader
1998 Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '98  
We have found that the walkthrough approach is useful in this new setting, and that it sheds new light on the general task-centered orientation to design.  ...  We have adapted the programming walkthrough technique to help design computer-supported educational activities in elementary school science.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported by a grant from the Applications of Advanced Technologies program of the National Science Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1145/274644.274727 dblp:conf/chi/LewisBCR98 fatcat:ozzxdzt67ffvbiipcecx5jmhpu

Nassi-Shneiderman charts an alternative to flowcharts for design

Cornelia M. Yoder, Marilyn L. Schrag
1978 Performance Evaluation Review  
This paper describes the Nassi-Shneiderman charts and provides explanations of their use in programming, in development process control, in walkthroughs, and in testing.  ...  Shneiderman in 1972, is proving its value in both the design phase and the coding phase of program development.  ...  Figure10shows the same chart written in a style closer to the programming language, such as programmers might use. Figure 10. Example of N -S Chart Used For Coding Figure Figure 13.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1007775.811104 fatcat:c6a7wrpin5forgcu3dxfxahcyy

Monitoring an Ada software development project

Victor Basili, John Gannon, Elizabeth Katz, Marvin Zelkowitz, John Bailey, Elizabeth Kruesi, Sylvia Sheppard
1982 ACM SIGAda Ada Letters  
The class covered such topics as chief-programmer teams, design and code walkthroughs, progra m librarian and structured programming.  ...  2)Is the language really being used as a design language ? 3) Does the use of Ada PDL cause a preoccupation with syntax during th e design stage ?  ... 
doi:10.1145/998347.998350 fatcat:a67x7jhbs5b27nco3tbnf3ysua

Virtual Walkthrough System for Library
ENGLISH

Sumit Goswami, Hemu Agrawal, Ashok Kumar Ashok Kumar, S.C. Saxena, Mohinder Singh
2006 DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology  
This paper describes the two modules of our project 'virtual walkthrough for Defence Science Library': (a) Module 1-General Browsing, provides the user with the interface to view the virtual tour of the  ...  interface for retrieval of books in the library.  ...  Programming for these also needs to be carried out through action script language. This provides the user with an interactive virtual tour.  ... 
doi:10.14429/dbit.26.1.3670 fatcat:wghla2z4vzfevmm5jmxwpwoccu

Development of an Evacuation Simulator using a Walkthrough System and Research on Evacuation Behavior in the Case of Fire

Werasak Chiewchengchol, Takaaki Koga, Kotaroh Hirate
2011 Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering  
As a result of the research, it is possible to use this information to design an architectural structure and equipment in a building to minimize fire damage, by establishing evacuation simulation software  ...  An evacuation simulator using a walkthrough system was conducted.  ...  In developing an evacuation simulator, the authors used C++ language as a programming language (Microsoft Visual C++ 13 ) and Microsoft DirectX 14 for processing of 3-dimensional CG data.  ... 
doi:10.3130/jaabe.10.101 fatcat:stgm7kki6zeozopu4sly6v4flu

Monitoring an Ada software development

Victor R. Basili, Sylvia Sheppard, Shih Chang, John Gannon, Elizabeth Katz, N. Monina Panlilio-Yap, Connie Loggia Ramsey, Marvin Zelkowitz, John Bailey, Elizabeth Kruesi
1984 ACM SIGAda Ada Letters  
These two design phases were 2$ as an aid to creating test plans, and as followed by the coding phase for each documentation to aid in maintaining the component. system.  ...  These two steps emerged as a result of several issues that arose in attempting to use Ada as a We recognized immediately that when the program design language (PDL).  ... 
doi:10.1145/998401.998402 fatcat:i3mpraeogvawjnazkgukruerie

A methodology for minimizing maintenance costs

Linda Brice, John Connell
1983 Proceedings of the May 16-19, 1983, national computer conference on - AFIPS '83  
Research conducted in the case study of a large applications system shows that the two primary causes of high maintenance costs are  ...  The intention of this paper was to explain some of the factors that cause software to be expensive to maintain, and to provide aids that may be useful in designing low-maintenance systems. 1oo0;:'TO~TA  ...  Program abstract accrued, such as "training and exchange of technical information among the programmers and analysts who participate in the walkthrough. ,,18 PROGRAM NUMBER : NUMBER SYSTEM DESIGN NUMBER  ... 
doi:10.1145/1500676.1500692 dblp:conf/afips/BriceC83 fatcat:qcci2rip5jh4xlbu3sftx5hhci
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