Mapping a sequence diagram to the related code: Cognitive levels expressed by developers

David A. McMeekin, Brian R. von Konsky, Elizabeth Chang, David J.A. Cooper
2009 2009 7th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics  
This paper reports on a study in which developers' cognitive levels were categorised and measured while they mapped a sequence diagram to the related code based on a Usage Based Reading scenario. Results indicate that applying the usage-based reading technique to map a sequence diagram to the underlying code, facilitates a developer to operate at the Knowledge and Comprehension levels of Bloom's cognitive taxonomy, but does not facilitate sustaining it at the Analysis level. The results of this
more » ... study highlight the need for improved tools and methodologies that aid developers understanding of the system, particularly for those commencing a new project.
doi:10.1109/indin.2009.5195818 fatcat:dvmg5rdqhbg3boi32kktjamkne