A review of human factors research on programming languages and specifications

Bill Curtis
1982 Proceedings of the 1982 conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '82  
This paper presents a partial review of the human factors work on computer programming. It begins by giving an overview of the behavioral science approach to studying programming. Because of space limitations this review will concentrate on cognitive models of programmer problem solving and the experimental research on language characteristics and specification formats. Areas not reviewed include debugging, programming teams, individual differnces, and research methods. The conclusions discuss
more » ... romising directions for future theory and research.
doi:10.1145/800049.801782 fatcat:k7nk6bui5ba5hp5czmxymqbunu