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Empirical Validation of CodeCity: A Controlled Experiment

by Richard Wettel, Michele Lanza, Romain Robbes


We describe an empirical evaluation of a visualization approach based on a 3D city metaphor, implemented in a tool called CodeCity. We designed the controlled experiment based on a set of lessons extracted from the current body of research and perfected it during a preliminary pilot phase. We then conducted the experiment in four locations across three countries over a period of four months, involving participants from both academia and industry. We detail the decisions behind our design as well as the lessons we learned from this experience. Finally, we present the results of the experiment and the complete set of data required to ensure repeatability of the experiment.


Technical report 2010/05, June 2010

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@techreport{10empirical, author = {Richard Wettel and Michele Lanza and Romain Robbes}, title = {Empirical Validation of CodeCity: A Controlled Experiment}, institution = {University of Lugano}, number = {2010/05}, year = 2010, month = jun }
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