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Boccuzzo, S; Gall, H C (2009). CocoViz with ambient audio software exploration. In: 31st International Conference on Software Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, 16 May 2009 - 24 May 2009, 571-574.

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For ages we used our ears side by side with our ophthalmic stimuli to gather additional information, leading and supporting us in our visualization. Nowadays numerous software visualization techniques exist that aim to facilitate program comprehension. In this paper we discuss how we can support such software comprehension visualization with environmental audio and lead users to identify relevant aspects. We use cognitive visualization techniques and audio concepts described in our previous work to create an ambient audio software exploration (AASE) out of program entities (packages, classes ...) and their mapped properties. The concepts where implemented in a extended version of our tool called CocoViz. Our first results with the prototype shows that with this combination of visual and aural means we can provide additional information to lead users during program comprehension tasks.


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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Event End Date:24 May 2009
Deposited On:07 Jan 2010 13:36
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:38
Series Name:International Conference on Software Engineering. Proceedings
Additional Information:IEEE 31st International Conference on Software Engineering 2009, ICSE 2009 : May 16 - 24, 2009, Vancouver, Canada © 2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE
Publisher DOI:10.1109/ICSE.2009.5070558
Related URLs:http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/tocresult.jsp?isnumber=5070493&isYear=2009

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