User Experience Evaluation of a Computational Thinking-Enhanced Problem-Solving Tool: Findings and Next Steps

Juan Felipe Calderon, Luis A. Rojas, Katrina Sorbello, Nibaldo Acero

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Abstract

IT-related works are highly demanded. However, this discipline does not have sufficient and accurate dissemination. In this context, it has missed the application of computational thinking abilities, such as the development of logical reasoning, algorithmic thinking, and problem-solving with creativity. A common issue is the capability of these tools to provide a design environment, where teachers and instructors can design and deploy more contextualized and curriculum-aligned activities. Problock is proposed as a tool to develop computational thinking, in the context of learning based on problem-solving. The resolution of these exercises can be carried out using the basic concepts related to computer science such as abstraction, division of a problem into sub-problems, algorithmic schematization, and programming as a tool to concretize everything in the final solution. An evaluation of the Problock was carried out with 15 high school students to measure the degree of usability. User experiences indicate positive and acceptable evaluations in terms of usefulness, ease of use, ease of learning, and satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Computing and Social Media
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, User Experience and Impact - 14th International Conference, SCSM 2022, Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022, Proceedings
EditorsGabriele Meiselwitz
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages13-27
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783031050602
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event14th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2022 Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 26 Jun 20221 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13315 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2022 Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022
CityVirtual, Online
Period26/06/221/07/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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