PPIG WIP 1996 Programme

Welcome Address

Pioneering a New Opportunity Ray Dawson


  • Automated software understanding and its application to tutoring novices
    Dr Diana Bental

Programming Environments

  • Which way up is your editor?
    Gada Kadoda
  • Cognitive Dimensions of NOPS: An Environment for Object-Oriented Learning
    Mark Ireland

Graphics and Cognition

  • Chasing the Intuition of an Industry: Can Pictures Really Help Us Think?
    Alan Blackwell
  • Pictorial Aids in Computer Use
    Raquel Navarro
  • Hidden Contexts in Object-Oriented Diagrams: Does familiarity breed contempt?
    Ron Newsham


  • Sex and Violence
    Tony Clarke

Empirical Studies

  • Teaching C Pointers to Novice Programmers using an ITS: An Empirical Study
    Bunny J. Tjaden

Sightseeing Trip

Programming Paradigms

  • Spreadsheets and Programming
    Dominic Gehring
  • Design Strategies in Concurrent Programming
    Charles W. Kann
  • Languages and Paradigms - Some Topics to Discuss
    Andreas Harnack


  • Student modelling: some issues, some answers, but even more questions
    Dr Pat Fung

Industrial Psychology of Programming Issues

  • Gaining Acceptance of Software Whole Life Cost by IT Staff
    Malcolm Bradley

Invited Tutorial

Experience a typical hour in the life of a professional programmer
Alan Blackwell & Helen Arnold

Visualisation 1

  • Non-Visual Visual Programming: Graphical Programming for Blind Programmers
    David Bennett
  • Building Program Metaphors
    Damien Ploix

Visualisation 2

  • The Visualization of Genetic Algorithms - Design Survey
    Trevor Collins

Software Design Processes

  • A Pragmatic View of Software Design Activities and the Implications for Tool Support
    Georgios P. Iliadis

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