Learning on the job: characterizing the programming knowledge and learning strategies of web designers

@inproceedings{Dorn2010LearningOT,
  title={Learning on the job: characterizing the programming knowledge and learning strategies of web designers},
  author={Brian Dorn and Mark Guzdial},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2010}
}
This paper reports on a study of professional web designers and developers. We provide a detailed characterization of their knowledge of fundamental programming concepts elicited through card sorting. Additionally, we present qualitative findings regarding their motivation to learn new concepts and the learning strategies they employ. We find a high level of recognition of basic concepts, but we identify a number of concepts that they do not fully understand, consider difficult to learn, and… CONTINUE READING
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