Two principles of end-user software engineering research

Segal, Judith (2005). Two principles of end-user software engineering research. In: ed. Proceedings of the first workshop on End-user software engineering. Not Set, pp. 1–5.



This paper argues the importance of two principles for end-user software engineering research. The first of these is that not all end-user developers are the same. The second is that research must be grounded in field studies of actual end-user development practice. In keeping with this second principle, our arguments are based on data from our own field studies of practice. These field studies involve a class of end user developer, whom we term 'professional end user developers' and who include scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

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