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ICSE 2020
Wed 24 June - Thu 16 July 2020
Wed 8 Jul 2020 15:50 - 15:58 at Baekje - A7-Human Aspects 1 Chair(s): Alexander Serebrenik

Software developers are generally interested in developing better habits to increase their workplace productivity and well-being, but have difficulties identifying concrete goals and actionable strategies to do so. In several areas of life, such as the physical activity and health domain, self-reflection has been shown to be successful at increasing people’s awareness about a problematic behavior, motivating them to define a self-improvement goal, and fostering goal-achievement. We therefore designed a reflective goal-setting study to learn more about developers’ goals and strategies to improve or maintain good habits at work. In our study, 52 professional software developers self-reflected about their work on a daily basis during two to three weeks, which resulted in a rich set of work habit goals and actionable strategies that developers pursue at work. We also found that purposeful, continuous self-reflection not only increases developers’ awareness about productive and unproductive work habits (84.5%), but also leads to positive self-improvements that increase developer productivity and well-being (79.6%). We discuss how tools could support developers with a better trade-off between the cost and value of workplace self-reflection and increase long-term engagement.

Wed 8 Jul
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15:00 - 16:00: A7-Human Aspects 1Paper Presentations / Technical Papers / Journal First / New Ideas and Emerging Results at Baekje
Chair(s): Alexander SerebrenikEindhoven University of Technology
15:00 - 15:08
Talk
Journal First
Margaret-Anne StoreyUniversity of Victoria, Thomas ZimmermannMicrosoft Research, Christian BirdMicrosoft Research, Jacek CzerwonkaDeveloper Services, Microsoft, Brendan MurphyMicrosoft Research, Eirini KalliamvakouUniversity of Victoria
Pre-print Media Attached
15:08 - 15:14
Talk
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Maleknaz NayebiYork University
Pre-print
15:14 - 15:26
Talk
Technical Papers
Claire IngramUniversity of York, Anders DrachenUniversity of York
15:26 - 15:38
Talk
Technical Papers
Franz ZierisFreie Universität Berlin, Lutz PrecheltFreie Universität Berlin
DOI Pre-print Media Attached
15:38 - 15:44
Talk
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Jiawei WangMonash University, Li LiMonash University, Australia, Andreas ZellerCISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Pre-print
15:44 - 15:50
Talk
New Ideas and Emerging Results
Naveen RamanUniversity of Maryland, College Park, Minxuan CaoCarnegie Mellon University, Yulia TsvetkovCarnegie Mellon University, Christian KästnerCarnegie Mellon University, Bogdan VasilescuCarnegie Mellon University
Pre-print
15:50 - 15:58
Talk
Journal First
André N. MeyerUniversity of Zurich, Gail MurphyUniversity of British Columbia, Thomas ZimmermannMicrosoft Research, Thomas FritzUniversity of Zurich
Pre-print Media Attached