On designing an experiment to evaluate a reverse engineering tool

M.-A.D. Storey, K. Wong, P. Fong, D. Hooper, K. Hopkins, H.A. Muller
Proceedings of WCRE '96: 4rd Working Conference on Reverse Engineering  
The Rigi reverse engineering system is designed to analyze and summarize the structure of large software systems. Two contrasting approaches are available for visualizing software structures in the Rigi graph editor. The first approach displays the structures through multiple, individual windows. The second approach, Simple Hierarchical Multi-Perspective (SHriMP) views, employs fisheye views of nested graphs. This paper describes the design of an experiment to evaluate these alternative user
more » ... alternative user interfaces. Various results from a preliminary pilot study to test the experiment design are reported.
doi:10.1109/wcre.1996.558826 dblp:conf/wcre/StoreyWFHHM96 fatcat:rekkxqac2zdvvaqmiedbbhu6dq