Gamifying Static Analysis

The usability of static analysis tooling has well-documented usability issues. In this project, we explore how to build static analysis tools that helps code developers understand and fix complex bugs, and how to engage them with a comprehensive, user-friendly GUI. The artifacts below report on an early study: a simple cognitive walkthrough.


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  • Cognitive walkthrough questions
  • Cognitive walkthrough results:
    • The first sheet contains the evaluation of the cognitive walkthrough.
    • The second sheet contains the answers to the post-cognitive walkthrough questionnaire.
    • The third sheet contains the answers to the open-text questions of the post-cognitive walkthrough questionnaire.
    • In all sheets, comments quote the participants and clarify the answers.