Designing features for both genders in end-user programming environments

@article{Beckwith2005DesigningFF,
  title={Designing features for both genders in end-user programming environments},
  author={Laura Beckwith and Shraddha Sorte and Margaret M. Burnett and Susan Wiedenbeck and Thippaya Chintakovid and Curtis R. Cook},
  journal={2005 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC'05)},
  year={2005},
  pages={153-160}
}
Previous research has revealed gender differences that impact females' willingness to adopt software features in end users' programming environments. Since these features have separately been shown to help end users problem solve, it is important to female end users' productivity that we find ways to make these features more acceptable to females. In this paper, we draw from our ongoing work with users to help inform our design of theory-based methods for encouraging effective feature usage by… CONTINUE READING

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