Presentation Slides on "An Empirical Study of Spreadsheet Authors’ Mental Models in Explaining and Debugging Tasks"

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The spreadsheet comprehension and debugging problem is still very much there. It is important to understand spreadsheet authors’ mental models when doing different spreadsheet process activities as it can help to understand why the spreadsheet process is so error-prone and it can also help to develop the right tools and techniques for spreadsheet activities. In the empirical study we conducted, we found that spreadsheet authors have at least three mental models: the real-world mental model, the domain mental model and the spreadsheet mental model. Full paper can be downloaded at

Presented at the VLHCC 2013 Conference in San Jose, California, USA  which took place from 15th to 19th September, 2013.


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