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Professor Helen Sharp

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  • Central Academic Staff
  • Associate Dean (Research & Scholarship)
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Computing & Communications
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Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)CentreFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

 

Externally funded projects

DSDM - Addendum 4

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead08/Dec/201531/Jul/2016DSDM Consortium
The Agile Research Network has three main aims: to generate original, applied research by explicating the detail of challenges experienced by agile software practitioners; to bring existing research (ours and others’) to the attention of practice, and test its applicability; and through the first two, to bridge the gap between research and practice in software development. Throughout this work dissemination within the collaborator organisation, to researchers, and to the wider practitioner community is achieved through publications and conference activities. The overall project follows a timeboxed and iterative process, just like agile software development itself, and involves the team working with one organisation per timebox. This organisation will have identified one or more challenges in their agile practice when we start the timebox. The team investigates the challenge in the organisational context, seeks out and collates existing research that may address that challenge, and works with the organisation to change their practice to ameliorate that challenge. Through the detailed explication of challenges, their contexts and their potential ‘solutions’, we can increase the understanding of software practice. In addition, we can realise and track the impact that relevant research may have. Our approach can be viewed as action research and is related to the notion of ‘mode 2’ research undertaken in Business Schools. Further details of the approach, collaborators since the Network started at the beginning of 2013, conference and activities, and access to white papers and research outputs are at agileresearchnetwork.org.

Publications

The role of distances in requirements communication: a case study (2017-03)
Bjarnason, Elizabeth and Sharp, Helen
Requirements Engineering, 22(1) (pp. 1-26)
The influence of cognitive style, design setting and cultural background on sketch-based ideation by novice interaction designers (2017)
Lotz, Nicole and Sharp, Helen
The Design Journal ((In Press))
The challenges that challenge: Engaging with agile practitioners’ concerns (2016-09)
Gregory, Peggy; Barroca, Leonor; Sharp, Helen; Deshpande, Advait and Taylor, Katie
Information and Software Technology, 77 (pp. 92-104)
The Role of Ethnographic Studies in Empirical Software Engineering (2016-08-01)
Sharp, Helen; Dittrich, Yvonne and de Souza, Cleidson
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 42(8) (pp. 786-804)
Bridging the gap between research and agile practice: an evolutionary model (2016)
Barroca, Leonor; Sharp, Helen; Salah, Dina; Taylor, Katie and Gregory, Peggy
International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management ((Early Access))
The future of e-infrastructures (2015-05-01)
Segal, Judith; Petre, Marian and Sharp, Helen
Computing in Science & Engineering, 17(3) (pp. 78-84)
Crowdsourcing scientific software documentation: a case study of the NumPy documentation project (2015-02)
Pawlik, Aleksandra; Segal, Judith; Petre, Marian and Sharp, Helen
Computing in Science & Engineering , 17(1) (pp. 28-36)
Knowledge transfer in pair programming: an in-depth analysis (2015-01)
Plonka, Laura; Sharp, Helen; van der Linden, Janet and Dittrich, Yvonne
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 73(1) (pp. 66-78)
Does involving users in software development really influence system success? (2013-11)
Abelein, Ulrike; Sharp, Helen and Paech, Barbara
IEEE Software, 30(6) (pp. 17-23)
What's the evidence for Lean? (2012-09)
Dyba, Tore and Sharp, Helen
IEEE Software, 29(5) (pp. 19-21)
Understanding conflicts in Agile adoption through technological frames (2012-06)
Abdelnour-Nocera, Jose and Sharp, Helen
International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development, 4(2) (pp. 29-45)
User experience design and agile development: managing cooperation through articulation work (2011)
Ferreira, Jennifer; Sharp, Helen and Robinson, Hugh
Software: Practice and Experience, 41(9) (pp. 963-974)
The top 10 burning research questions from practitioners (2010-10)
Freudenberg, SallyAnn and Sharp, Helen
IEEE Software, 27(5) (pp. 8-9)
The emergence of object-oriented technology: the role of community (2009-05)
Robinson, Hugh and Sharp, Helen
Behaviour & Information Technology, 28(3) (pp. 211-222)
A systematic review of theory use in studies investigating the motivations of software engineers (2009-05)
Hall, Tracy; Baddoo, Nathan; Beecham, Sarah; Robinson, Hugh and Sharp, Helen
ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, 18, Article 10(3)
The role of physical artefacts in agile software development: Two complementary perspectives (2009-01)
Sharp, Helen; Robinson, Hugh and Petre, Marian
Interacting with Computers, 21(1-2) (pp. 108-116)
Models of motivation in software engineering (2009)
Sharp, Helen; Baddoo, Nathan; Beecham, Sarah; Hall, Tracy and Robinson, Hugh
Information and Software Technology, 51(1) (pp. 219-233)
Collaboration and co-ordination in mature eXtreme programming teams (2008-10)
Sharp, Helen and Robinson, Hugh
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 66(7) (pp. 506-518)
Motivation in software engineering: a systematic literature review (2008-08)
Beecham, Sarah; Baddoo, Nathan; Hall, Tracy; Robinson, Hugh and Sharp, Helen
Information and Software Technology, 50(9-10) (pp. 860-878)
What do we know about developer motivation? (2008-07)
Hall, Tracy; Sharp, Helen; Beecham, Sarah; Baddoo, Nathan and Robinson, Hugh
IEEE Software, 25(4) (pp. 92-94)
Ethnographically-informed empirical studies of software practice (2007-06)
Robinson, Hugh; Segal, Judith and Sharp, Helen
Information and Software Technology, 49(6) (pp. 540-551)
An approach to the evaluation of usefulness as a social construct using technological frames (2007-04)
Nocera, Jose Abdelnour; Dunckley, Lynne and Sharp, Helen
International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 22(1-2) (pp. 153-172)
Complexity through combination: an account of knitwear design (2006-03)
Sharp, Helen; Petre, Marian and Johnson, Jeffrey
Design Studies, 27(2) (pp. 183-222)
Using metaphor to analyse qualitative data: Vulcans and Humans in software development (2005-07)
Sharp, Helen; Woodman, Mark and Hovenden, Fiona
Empirical Software Engineering, 10(3) (343 -365)
An Ethnographic study of XP practice (2004-12)
Sharp, Helen and Robinson, Hugh
Empirical Software Engineering, 9(4) (pp. 353-375)
Tensions around the adoption and evolution of software quality management systems: a discourse analytic approach (2004-08)
Sharp, Helen; Woodman, Mark and Hovenden, Fiona
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 61(2) (pp. 219-236)
Interaction Design: Beyond human-computer interaction (4th ed) (2015-02-06)
Preece, Jenny; Rogers, Yvonne and Sharp, Helen
ISBN : 978-1-119-02075-2 | Publisher : John Wiley & Sons | Published : Chichester
Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction (3rd ed) (2011-04)
Rogers, Yvonne; Sharp, Helen and Preece, Jenny
ISBN : 978-0-470-66576-3 | Publisher : Wiley | Published : Chichester
Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction. Second Edition (2007-01)
Sharp, Helen; Rogers, Yvonne and Preece, Jenny
ISBN : 978-0-470-01866-8 | Publisher : John Wiley | Published : UK
Collaboration, communication and coordination in Agile software development practice (2010)
Robinson, Hugh and Sharp, Helen
In: Mistrík, Ivan; Grundy, John; Hoek, André and Whitehead, Jim eds. Collaborative Software Engineering (pp. 93-108)
ISBN : 978-3-642-10293-6 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Berlin/Heidelberg
Three ‘c’s of agile practice: collaboration, coordination and communication (2010)
Sharp, Helen and Robinson, Hugh
In: Dingsøyr, Torgeir; Dybå, Tore and Moe, Nils Brede eds. Agile Software Development: Current Research and Future Directions (pp. 61-85)
ISBN : 978-3-642-12574-4 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Berlin
Towards a framework for integrating agile development and user-centred design (2006-06)
Chamberlain, Stephanie; Sharp, Helen and Maiden, Neil
In: Abrahamsson, Pekka; Marchesi, Michele and Succi, Giancarlo eds. Extreme Programming and Agile Processes in Software Engineering: 7th International Conference, XP 2006, Oulu, Finland, June 17-22, 2006. Proceedings (pp. 143-153)
ISBN : 3540350942 | Publisher : Springer Berlin
A distributed cognition account of mature XP teams (2006)
Sharp, Helen and Robinson, Hugh
In: Abrahamsson, P.; Marchesi, M. and Succi, G. eds. Extreme Programming and Agile Processes in Software Engineering. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 1-10)
ISBN : 978-3-540-35094-1 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Berlin, Germany
The type of evidence produced by empirical software engineers (2005)
Segal, Judith; Grinyer, Antony and Sharp, Helen
In: Proceedings of the 2005 workshop on Realising evidence-based software engineering (pp. 1-4)
ISBN : 159593121X | Publisher : ACM Press | Published : New York, NY, USA
The social side of technical practices (2005)
Robinson, Hugh and Sharp, Helen
In: Baumeister, Hubert; Marchesi, Michele and Holcombe, Mike eds. Extreme Programming and Agile Processes in Software Engineering: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference, XP 2005, Sheffield, UK, June 18-23, 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (3556) (pp. 100-108)
ISBN : 3-540-26277-6 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Berlin, Germany
The characteristics of XP teams (2004)
Robinson, Hugh and Sharp, Helen
In: Eckstein, Jutta and Baumeister, Hubert eds. Extreme Programming and Agile Processes in Software Engineering. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (3092) (pp. 135-147)
ISBN : 3540221379 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Berlin, Germany
The case for empirical studies of the practice of software development (2004)
Robinson, Hugh; Segal, Judith and Sharp, Helen
In: Jedlitschka, Andreas and Ciolkowski, Marcus eds. The Future of Empirical Studies in Software Engineering. Workshop Series on Empirical Software Engineering (pp. 98-107)
ISBN : 3816764185 | Publisher : Fraunhofer IRB Verlag | Published : Stuttgart, Germany
XP culture: why the twelve practices both are and are not the most significant thing (2003)
Robinson, Hugh and Sharp, Helen
In: Proceedings of the Conference on Agile Development (p 12)
ISBN : 769520138 | Publisher : IEEE
Pedagogical Patterns: Advice For Educators (2012-07)
Bergin, Joseph; Eckstein, Jutta; Volter, Markus; Sipos, Marianna; Wallingford, Eugene; Marquardt, Klaus; Chandler, Jane; Sharp, Helen and Manns, Mary Lynn eds.
ISBN : 978-0-9851543-5-6 | Publisher : Joseph Bergin Software Tools
Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction (2002-01)
Preece, Jenny; Rogers, Yvonne and Sharp, Helen eds.
ISBN : 471492787 | Publisher : John Wiley
Knowledge Sharing in a Large Agile Organisation: a Survey Study (2017-05)
Kuusinen, K; Gregory , P; Sharp, Helen; Barroca, Leonor and Taylor, K
In : XP 2017: 18th International Conference on Agile Software Development (22-26 May 2017, Cologne)
Exploring methods for interaction design with animals: a case-study with Valli (2016-11-15)
French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara and Sharp, Helen
In : Proceedings for the Third International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, ACI2016 (15-17 Nov 2016, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Strategies for doing Agile in a non-Agile Environment (2016-09)
Kuusinen, Kati; Gregory, Peggy; Sharp, Helen and Barroca, Leonor
In : ESEM 2016 (8-9 September 2016, Ciudad Spain)
Remote Working and Collaboration in Agile Teams (2016)
Deshpande, Advait; Sharp, Helen; Barroca, Leonor and Gregory, Peggy
In : International Conference on Information Systems (11-14 December 2016, Dublin (forthcoming))
Playful UX for Elephants (2016)
French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara and Sharp, Helen
In : Proceedings of Measuring Behaviour 2016 (25-27 May 2016, Dublin) (pp. 445-448)
Designing Interactive Toys for Elephants (2015-10-05)
French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara and Sharp, Helen
In : Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY '15 (5-7 Oct 2015, London, United Kingdom) (pp. 523-528)
Agile challenges in practice: a thematic analysis (2015-05)
Gregory, Peggy; Barroca, Leonor; Taylor, Katie; Salah, Dina and Sharp, Helen
In : 16th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2015 (25-29 May 2015, Helsinki)
Framing behaviours in novice interaction designers (2014-06)
Lotz, Nicole; Sharp, Helen; Woodroffe, Mark; Blyth, Richard; Rajah, Dino and Ranganai, Turugare
In : DRS 2014: Design's Big Debates. (16-19 June 2014, Umeå, Sweden) (pp. 1178-1190)
UX design in agile: a DSDM case study (2014-05)
Plonka, Laura; Sharp, Helen; Gregory, Peggy and Taylor, Katie
In : 15th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP 2014) (26-30 May 2014, Rome, Italy)
Designing smart toys for the cognitive enrichment of elephants (2014)
French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara; Smith, Neil and Sharp, Helen
In : First Symposium on Intelligent Systems for Animal Welfare, Proceedings of the 50th Convention on Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (1-4 Apr 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London)
A protocol study of novice interaction design behaviour in Botswana: solution-driven interaction design (2013-09)
Sharp, Helen; Lotz, Nicole; Blyth, Richard; Woodroffe, Mark; Rajah, Dino and Ranganai, Turugare
In : BCS HCI Conference 2013 (9-13 September 2013, London)
Co-evolving problems and solutions: The case of novice interaction designers in Botswana and the UK (2013-08)
Lotz, Nicole; Sharp, Helen; Woodroffe, Mark; Richard, Blyth; Rajah, Dino and Ranganai, Turugare
In : IASDR (26-30 August, Tokyo, Japan) (pp. 1004-1015)
INVocD: Identifier Name Vocabulary Dataset (2013)
Butler, Simon; Wermelinger, Michel; Yu, Yijun and Sharp, Helen
In : 10th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (18-19 May 2013, San Francisco)
A frame signature matrix for analysing and comparing interaction design behaviour (2012-09)
Blyth, Richard; Schadewitz, Nicole; Sharp, Helen; Woodroffe, Mark; Rajah, Dino and Turugare, Ranganai
In : BCS HCI Conference (12-14 September 2012, Birmingham)
Agile development and user experience design integration as an ongoing achievement in practice (2012-08)
Ferreira, Jennifer; Sharp, Helen and Robinson, Hugh
In : Agile 2012 (13-17 August 2012, Dallas, TX) (pp. 11-20)
Information flow within a dispersed agile team: a distributed cognition perspective (2012-05-22)
Sharp, Helen; Giuffrida, Rosalba and Melnik, Grigori
In : 13th International Conference on Agile Software Development: XP2012 (20-25 May 2012, Malmö Sweden) (pp. 62-76)
Disengagement in pair programming: does it matter? (2012)
Plonka, Laura; Sharp, Helen and van der Linden, Janet
In : ICSE 2012 (02-09 June 2012, Zurich) (pp. 496-506)
The mystery of the writing that isn’t on the wall: differences in public representations in traditional and agile software development (2012)
Petre, Marian; Sharp, Helen and Freudenberg, Sallyann
In : 5th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE 2012) (2-9 June 2012, Zurich, Switzerland)
Software engineers’ perceptions of factors in motivation (2011-09-22)
Sach, Rien; Sharp, Helen and Petre, Marian
In : 5th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ESEM 2011 (22-23 September 2011, Banff, Alberta, Canada)
What makes software engineers go that extra mile? (2011-09-07)
Sach, Rien; Sharp, Helen and Petre, Marian
In : 23rd Annual Psychology of Programming Interest Group 2011 (6-8 September 2011, York, UK)
Collaboration in Pair Programming: driving and switching (2011)
Plonka, Laura; Segal, Judith; Sharp, Helen and van der Linden, Janet
In : XP 2011 : 12th International Conference on Agile Software Development (10-13 May 2011)
Improving the tokenisation of identifier names (2011)
Butler, Simon; Wermelinger, Michel; Yu, Yijun and Sharp, Helen
In : 25th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (25-29 Jul 2011, Lancaster, UK) (pp. 130-154)
Mining Java Class Naming Conventions (2011)
Butler, Simon; Wermelinger, Michel; Yu, Yijun and Sharp, Helen
In : 27th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (25-30 September 2011, Williamsburg, VA, USA) (pp. 93-102)
Analysing requirements in a case study of pairing (2011)
Sharp, Helen and Yu, Yijun
In : Workdhop on Agile Requirements Engineering (Agile RE) at ECOOP 2011 25th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (26 July 2011, Lancaster, UK)
The use of MBTI in software engineering (2010-09-22)
Sach, Rien; Petre, Marian and Sharp, Helen
In : 22nd Annual Psychology of Programming Interest Group 2010 (19-22 September 2010, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Continued Involvement in Software Development: Motivational Factors (2010-09-17)
Sach, Rien; Sharp, Helen and Petre, Marian
In : The 2010 ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (16-17 Sep 2010, Bolzano, Italy) (pp. 331-334)
Exploring the Influence of Identifier Names on Code Quality: An empirical study (2010-03)
Butler, Simon; Wermelinger, Michel; Yu, Yijun and Sharp, Helen
In : 14th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (15-18 March 2010, Madrid, Spain) (pp. 156-165)
Relating identifier naming flaws and code quality: An empirical study (2009)
Butler, Simon; Wermelinger, Michel; Yu, Yijun and Sharp, Helen
In : 16th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (13-16 October 2009, Lille, France)
An Empirical Study of the Evolution of an Agile-Developed Software System (2007-05-20)
Capiluppi, A.; Fernandez-Ramil, J.; Higman, J.; Sharp, H.C. and Smith, N.
In : 29th International Conference on Software Engineering (20-26 May 2007, Minneapolis, USA)
The snap method (2007)
Olsen, Anneli; Rogers, Yvonne and Sharp, Helen
In : Beyond Current User Research: Designing Methods for New Users, Technologies, and Design Processes (27 April 2007, San Jose, California, USA)
The Role of Story Cards and the Wall in XP teams: a distributed cognition perspective (2006-07-23)
Sharp, Helen; Robinson, Hugh; Segal, Judith and Furniss, Dominic
In : Agile Conference 2006 (23-28 Jul 2006, Minneapolis, USA) (pp. 65-75)
Organisational culture and XP: three case studies (2005-07-29)
Robinson, Hugh and Sharp, Helen
In : Proceedings of the Agile Conference 2005 (24-29 July 2005, Denver, Colorado, USA)
Some social factors of software engineering: the maverick, community and technical practices (2005)
Sharp, Helen and Robinson, Hugh
In : 27th International Conference on Software Engineering: 2005 Workshop on Human and Social Factors of Software Engineering (HSSE) (15-21 May 2005, St Louis, Missouri, USA)
Learner-Centred Design and Evaluation of Web-Based E-Learning Environments (2004-04-01)
Minocha, Shailey and Sharp, Helen
In : The 7th HCI Educators Workshop: Effective Teaching and Training in HCI (1-2 April 2004, University of Central Lancashire, Preston)
The conundrum of categorising requirements: managing requirements for learning on the move (2004)
Haley, Debra; Nuseibeh, Bashar; Sharp, Helen and Taylor, Josie
In : 12th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'04) (6-10 Sept 2004, Kyoto, Japan)
Establishing user requirements for a mobile learning environment (2003)
Sharp, Helen; Taylor, Josie; Löber, Andreas; Frohberg, Dirk; Mwanza, Daisy and Murelli, Elena
In : Conference proceedings of Eurescom 2003 (29 Sept- 1 Oct 2003, Heidelberg, Germany)

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