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Fagerholm , F & Münch , J 2012 , Developer Experience : Concept and Definition . in R Jeffery , D Raffo , O Armbrust & L Huang (eds) , 2012 International Conference on Software and System Process (ICSSP) : Proceedings . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers , pp. 73-77 , International Conference on Software and System Process , Zurich , Switzerland , 02/06/2012 . DOI: 10.1109/ICSSP.2012.6225984

Title: Developer Experience;
Concept and Definition
Author: Fagerholm, Fabian; Münch, Jürgen
Editor: Jeffery, Ross; Raffo, David; Armbrust, Ove; Huang, LiGuo
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science
University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science
Belongs to series: 2012 International Conference on Software and System Process (ICSSP) Proceedings
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2351-2
Abstract: New ways of working such as globally distributed development or the integration of self-motivated external developers into software ecosystems will require a better and more comprehensive understanding of developers' feelings, perceptions, motivations and identification with their tasks in their respective project environments. User experience is a concept that captures how persons feel about products, systems and services. It evolved from disciplines such as interaction design and usability to a much richer scope that includes feelings, motivations, and satisfaction. Similarly, developer experience could be defined as a means for capturing how developers think and feel about their activities within their working environments, with the assumption that an improvement of the developer experience has positive impacts on characteristics such as sustained team and project performance. This article motivates the importance of developer experience, sketches related approaches from other domains, proposes a definition of developer experience that is derived from similar concepts in other domains, describes an ongoing empirical study to better understand developer experience, and finally gives an outlook on planned future research activities.
Date: 2012-06
Subject: 113 Computer and information sciences
developer experience
software development environment
high-performing teams
human factors
software psychology

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