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Games Programs Play: Obstacles to Data Reuse

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Chris Scaffidi, Mary Shaw, and Brad Myers
Position paper for 2nd Workshop on End User Software Engineering (WEUSE), at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2006, unpaginated.

KeyWords:data,interoperability,software,reuse

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Abstract:

Information workers often reuse data by taking it from an existing representation, recombining it to create new data, and storing the new data in another representation. The sources and destinations include databases, spreadsheets, web sites, text documents, and emails. Recombination activities are similarly diverse and include copy/pasting, concatenating, visual reformatting, arithmetic/calculating, and so forth. Yet many obstacles impede such reuse. In this paper, we summarize the problems that users face as well as some strategies for overcoming these problems.

Prefered citation: C. Scaffidi, M. Shaw, B. Myers. Games Programs Play: Obstacles to Data Reuse, Postion paper for 2nd Workshop on End User Software Engineering (WEUSE), at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2006, unpaginated.
Entry last Updated 2006-08-21

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