End-user development (Alan Blackwell's research theme)
Wiki page summarising research by Alan Blackwell with students and collaborators
Recent publications on this topic can be found at: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~afb21/publications/index.html?showonly=eud
Many of the researchers who create novel programming languages wish to provide broader access to programming capabilities, allowing a wider range of people to configure and control the technologies with which they interact.
I have been an active contributor to the NSF consortium EUSES (End-Users Shaping Effective Software), which has broadened the agenda from purely programming languages, to issues in design, testing, and other software development activities.
My special interest is in technologies for the domestic context - allowing people to configure and control their own homes.
Students and research staff
- Alastair Stead - current PhD student
- Luke Church - current PhD student
- Sam Aaron - current research visitor
- Cecily Morrison - past PhD student
- Per Ola Kristensson - past Research Fellow
- Eleanor Toye - past Research Associate
- Jennifer Rode - past Research Associate
- Laura Beckwith - past visiting student