Towards Actionable Visualization for Software Developers

Merino, Leonel; Ghafari, Mohammad; Nierstrasz, Oscar (2018). Towards Actionable Visualization for Software Developers. Journal of software: evolution and process, 30(2), e1923. Wiley 10.1002/smr.1923

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Abundant studies have shown that visualization is advantageous for software developers, yet adopting visualization during software development is not a common practice due to the large effort involved in finding an appropriate visualization. Developers require support to facilitate that task. Among 368 papers in SOFTVIS/VISSOFT venues, we identify 86 design study papers about the application of visualization to relieve concerns in software development. We extract from these studies the task, need, audience, data source, representation, medium and tool; and we characterize them according to the subject, process and problem domain. On the one hand, we support software developers to put visualization in action by mapping existing visualization techniques to particular needs from different perspectives. On the other hand, we highlight the problem domains that are overlooked in the field and need more support.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Software Composition Group (SCG)

UniBE Contributor:

Merino, Leonel; Ghafari, Mohammad and Nierstrasz, Oscar

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems

ISSN:

2047-7481

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Oscar Nierstrasz

Date Deposited:

05 Jun 2019 10:13

Last Modified:

22 Oct 2019 18:31

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/smr.1923

Uncontrolled Keywords:

scg-pub snf-asa2 scg18 jb18

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.126935

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/126935

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