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Cognitive Load Drivers in Large Scale Software Development

Helgesson, Daniel LU ; Engström, Emelie LU ; Runeson, Per LU and Bjarnason, Elizabeth LU (2019) 12th ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering
Abstract
Software engineers handle a lot of information intheir daily work. We explore how software engineers interact withinformation management systems/tools, and to what extent thesesystems expose users to increased cognitive load. We reviewed theliterature of cognitive aspects, relevant for software engineering,and performed an exploratory case study on how software engi-neers perceive information systems. Data was collected throughfive semistructured interviews. We present empirical evidence ofthe presence of cognitive load drivers, as a consequence of tooluse in large scale software engineering.
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Cognition, Cognitive Load, Software Development, Software engineering, Software development tools, Industrial case study
host publication
2019 IEEE/ACM 12th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE)
publisher
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
conference name
12th ACM/IEEE International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering
conference location
Montreal, Canada
conference dates
2019-05-27 - 2019-05-27
external identifiers
  • scopus:85072802472
ISBN
978-1-7281-2240-3
978-1-7281-2239-7
DOI
10.1109/CHASE.2019.00030
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English
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b05508e2-632f-4d0a-b2d5-7d48c9c1ac20
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  abstract     = {Software  engineers  handle  a  lot  of  information  intheir daily work. We explore how software engineers interact withinformation management systems/tools, and to what extent thesesystems expose users to increased cognitive load. We reviewed theliterature of cognitive aspects, relevant for software engineering,and performed an exploratory case study on how software engi-neers  perceive  information  systems.  Data  was  collected  throughfive semistructured interviews. We present empirical evidence ofthe  presence  of  cognitive  load  drivers,  as  a  consequence  of  tooluse  in  large  scale  software  engineering.},
  author       = {Helgesson, Daniel and Engström, Emelie and Runeson, Per and Bjarnason, Elizabeth},
  booktitle    = {2019 IEEE/ACM 12th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE)},
  isbn         = {978-1-7281-2240-3},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {08},
  publisher    = {IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {Cognitive Load Drivers in Large Scale Software Development},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/61811452/cog_load_manuscript.pdf},
  doi          = {10.1109/CHASE.2019.00030},
  year         = {2019},
}