Cognitive dimensions and grounded theory in learning software modeling

Garratt Arcs, Rozilawati Razali

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Abstract

The modeling of computer software is complex and error prone. Modeling methods and languages must be usable which implies easy to learn. Cognitive dimensions and grounded theory were used to analyse the usability and learnabilty of the new modeling language Unified Modeling Language- B: UML-B. A systematic survey of users' encounters and interactions with UML-B clarified its good and bad features. The results indicate that UML-B is more usable and learnable than comparative modeling languages such as 'B'. The results of this study will improve the future development of UML-B to increase its learnability hence its usability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages1884-1888
Number of pages5
Volume1
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cognitive dimensions
  • Grounded theory
  • Software learnability
  • Software modeling
  • Software usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Arcs, G., & Razali, R. (2009). Cognitive dimensions and grounded theory in learning software modeling. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (1 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 1884-1888) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.331

Cognitive dimensions and grounded theory in learning software modeling. / Arcs, Garratt; Razali, Rozilawati.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 1 1. ed. 2009. p. 1884-1888.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Arcs, G & Razali, R 2009, Cognitive dimensions and grounded theory in learning software modeling. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 1 edn, vol. 1, pp. 1884-1888. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.331
Arcs G, Razali R. Cognitive dimensions and grounded theory in learning software modeling. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 1 ed. Vol. 1. 2009. p. 1884-1888 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.331
Arcs, Garratt ; Razali, Rozilawati. / Cognitive dimensions and grounded theory in learning software modeling. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 1 1. ed. 2009. pp. 1884-1888
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