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Empirical studies of design software: Implications for software engineering environmentsThe empirical studies team of MCC's Design Process Group conducted three studies in 1986-87 in order to gather data on professionals designing software systems in a range of situations. The first study (the Lift Experiment) used thinking aloud protocols in a controlled laboratory setting to study the cognitive processes of individual designers. The second study (the Object Server Project) involved the observation, videotaping, and data collection of a design team of a medium-sized development project over several months in order to study team dynamics. The third study (the Field Study) involved interviews with the personnel from 19 large development projects in the MCC shareholders in order to study how the process of design is affected by organizationl and project behavior. The focus of this report will be on key observations of design process (at several levels) and their implications for the design of environments.
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Krasner, Herb
(Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Austin, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: Research Inst. for Computing and Information Systems, RICIS 1988 Symposium
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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