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

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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] Do feelings matter? On the correlation of affects and the self-assessed productivity in software engineering

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D. Graziotin, X. Wang, P. Abrahamsson, “Do feelings matter? On the correlation of affects and the self-assessed productivity in software engineering“, Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, vol. 27, no. 7, pp. 467-487, 2015. DOI: 10.1002/smr.1673 Download a free PDF. D. Graziotin, X. Wang, and P. Abrahamsson, “Are Happy Developers more Productive?”, Proc. 14th...

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

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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...

Research [Explained] science communication series

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Practitioners of software engineering (that is, developers!) and the general public often accuse researchers of producing research that has little or no meaning for them. While there might be some research that has little or no use in “real life”, I am of the opinion that the issue is double-sided, but not much related to how much meaningful are research activities. The general public...

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dgraziotin

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.