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[Explained] In need of creative mobile service ideas? Forget adults and ask young children

I. Kuzmickaja, X. Wang, D. Graziotin, G. Dodero, and P. Abrahamsson, “In need of creative mobile service ideas? Forget adults and ask young children“, SAGE Open, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 1-15, 2015. DOI: 10.1177/2158244015601719. Open access. Click the link and read the study. Previous studies about technological innovation have suggested that creativity is a key component of innovation...

[Explained] Happy software developers solve problems better: psychological measurements in empirical software engineering

D. Graziotin, X. Wang, P. Abrahamsson, “Happy software developers solve problems better: psychological measurements in empirical software engineering“,PeerJ, vol. 2, pp. e289, 2014. DOI:10.7717/peerj.289 Open access. Click the link and read the study. In this study we tested a series of hypotheses coming from various psychology fields. These hypotheses were about a difference of...

What happens when you tell 1st year BSc students to create something using old, broken objects and Raspberry Pis?

We should find the strenght to fight the too frequent it’s not possible feeling that erupts when we expect somebody to perform under what we believe is a too high bar. Even more, one is biased when asked to believe that 1st year bachelor students are able to achieve great things. They are. For the Introduction to Management Engineering course, our 1st year BSc students in Computer Science...

The Dynamics of Creativity in Software Development on Figshare

I’ve just uploaded to figshare a Doctoral Symposium paper to be presented at PROFES 2013 conference. The document summarizes my first four months of PhD research. It proposes a research design towards a theory on creativity in software development. This paper is the final version, after peer review. As I hold the copyright of the paper, this is my first truly open-access publication. The...

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Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.