Software Developers as Users

Semiotic Investigations in Human-Centered Software Development

Authors: Sieckenius de Souza, C., Fontoura de Gusmão Cerqueira, R., Marques Afonso, L., Rossi de Mello Brandão, R., Soares Jansen Ferreira, J.

  • Introduces the SigniFYI Suite of tools designed to investigate meaning inscribed in software
  • Investigates the underlying communication and perceived effects which unfold during software development
  • Provides a semiotic view to software design, its development and use
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This book presents the SigniFYI Suite of conceptual and methodological tools, designed to uncover meanings inscribed in software, their origins, intent and consequences to identify and trace correlating patterns; from software design and development to software use and experience.

Based on the study of Semiotic Engineering, the book advances the e study of Human-Centered Computing (HCC), inviting professionals, researchers, teachers and students to reflect upon how subjective and cultural values manifest themselves through software models, programs and user interfaces.

The authors weave a mesh of technical, theoretical and philosophical considerations of what it means to build and use software, exploring what we (professionals and non-professionals) mean by the pieces of software we design and develop, as well as what pieces of software mean to end-users and others.

Explicitly dedicated to software designers, developers and users, Software Developers as Users is a provocative view of socio-technical communication in the digital age.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sieckenius de Souza, Clarisse (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • A Software Development Story

    Sieckenius de Souza, Clarisse (et al.)

    Pages 31-48

  • The SigniFYI Suite

    Sieckenius de Souza, Clarisse (et al.)

    Pages 49-125

  • Concluding Remarks

    Sieckenius de Souza, Clarisse (et al.)

    Pages 127-140

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42831-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42829-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Software Developers as Users
Book Subtitle
Semiotic Investigations in Human-Centered Software Development
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42831-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42831-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42829-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 142
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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