A principled evaluation for a principled idea garden

@article{Jernigan2015APE,
  title={A principled evaluation for a principled idea garden},
  author={Will Jernigan and Amber Horvath and Michael Jongseon Lee and Margaret M. Burnett and Taylor Cuilty and Sandeep Kaur Kuttal and Anicia N. Peters and Irwin Kwan and Faezeh Bahmani and Andrew Jensen Ko},
  journal={2015 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)},
  year={2015},
  pages={235-243}
}
Many systems are designed to help novices who want to learn programming, but few support those who are not interested in learning (more) programming. This paper targets the subset of end-user programmers (EUPs) in this category. We present a set of principles on how to help EUPs like this learn just a little when they need to overcome a barrier. We then instantiate the principles in a prototype and empirically investigate the principles in two studies: a formative think-aloud study and a pair… CONTINUE READING

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