Timelapse User Study
(Updated July 10, 2012. The current study runs July 16 to August 1.)
You are invited to participate in a user study investigating the usability of Timelapse. Timelapse is new browser-based tool that separates demonstration and investigation when debugging the behavior of web applications and interactive websites. More information is available from the links above.
The purpose of this research is to better understand the role of behavior reproduction during debugging and other software development tasks. We are investigating the practical uses of a tool for creating and understanding program recordings, as well as the effectiveness of several program visualizations and tool integrations.
You may be eligible to participate if you meet the following criteria:
- You are at least 18 years old.
- You have written software in a professional capacity, either as a part of consulting, full-time employment, or a technical internship.
If you decide to participate, we will schedule an appointment with you in the Allen Center at the University of Washington, or at a location that is mutually convenient for you and the researcher conducting the study, such as at your workplace. This appointment will last approximately 2 hours. You will be asked to complete two program maintenance tasks. Afterwards, you will be asked questions about how you completed the tasks, as well as some questions about your background in web/software development.
There are no foreseeable risks or benefits to you for participating in this research. Study participants will be compensated for their time with $40.
This study is being conducted in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle campus. Your participation in this research is voluntary, and you are free to refuse to participate or quit the experiment at any time.
If you have any questions about the research or are interested in participating, please contact Brian Burg at email@example.com, or by phone at (616) 780-6046.
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