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2nd international workshop on user evaluations for software engineering researchers (USER)

International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) (2013)

Abstract

We have met many software engineering researchers who would like to evaluate a tool or system they developed with real users, but do not know how to begin. In this second iteration of the USER workshop, attendees will collaboratively design, develop, and pilot plans for conducting user evaluations of their own tools and/or software engineering research projects. Attendees will gain practical experience with various user evaluation methods through scaffolded group exercises, panel discussions, and mentoring by a panel of user-focused software engineering researchers. Together, we will establish a community of likeminded researchers and developers to help one another improve our research and practice through user evaluation.

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