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The sound of software: Using sonification to aid comprehension

Berman, L; Danicic, S; Gallagher, K; Gold, N; (2006) The sound of software: Using sonification to aid comprehension. In: (pp. pp. 225-226).

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Abstract

Program comprehension of unfamiliar software is a daunting task and existing comprehension environments, although helping significantly, do not fully alleviate the information overload involved. The visual medium has been well-explored in aiding software engineers understanding of source code and other artifacts concerned with maintaining existing software systems, but the use of non-visual representations, e.g. sound, has not gone far beyond simple noises to indicate error conditions or attract attention in a running program. This working session aims to explore the program comprehension problems that could usefully be addressed using sound. There are many dimensions to this problem and it is expected that from the working session will address a new area open program comprehension research, defining the problem space and beginning to populate it with possible solutions. We expect the primary focus of this session to be on software comprehension and sound although many disciplines are likely to become involved in the research that flows from it. © 2006 IEEE.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: The sound of software: Using sonification to aid comprehension
ISBN: 0769526012
ISBN-13: 9780769526010
DOI: 10.1109/ICPC.2006.47
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1302304
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