A Framework for Well-being Integrated Development Environments (WIDEs): Research Preview

Hassan, Sara and Wilson, Andrew and Galvin, John (2022) A Framework for Well-being Integrated Development Environments (WIDEs): Research Preview. In: REFSQ'22: 28th Intl. Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, Birmingham, UK, 21st - 24th March 2022, Birmingham, UK.

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[Context and Motivation] To date there are very few approaches for systematic requirements modelling of software from a mental-well-being-awareness perspective. There are even less technological innovations that address the need for mental-well-being-aware learning and teaching environment among Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics higher education (STEM HE) students. STEM HE student that study computing would typically work with integrated development environments (IDEs) for prolonged periods. This can make them more susceptible to technostress factors. Technostress is the inability to cope in a healthy way with technology. Technostress factors threaten the long-term mental health, productivity, and achievement outcomes of these students. [Question/Problem] In this paper, our target problem is the lack of systematic requirements modelling support and design guidelines for producing mental-well-being-aware IDEs that cater for technostress factors. [Contribution] We address this problem by proposing a novel idea for a framework that includes guidance for modelling the requirements for and designing the architectures of Well-being Integrated Development Environments. (WIDEs). WIDEs aims to communicate programming errors such as runtime and syntax errors in a mental-well-being-aware manner.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
15 February 2022Accepted
24 March 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: mental well-being, software design framework, software architectural modelling, software design guidelines
Subjects: CAH04 - psychology > CAH04-01 - psychology > CAH04-01-04 - psychology and health
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-04 - software engineering
CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Sara Hassan
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2022 14:13
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2022 09:48
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12851

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