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I conduct research in software practice, focusing on human and social aspects of software development and drawing on methods and theories from a range of disciplines both inside and outside software engineering. I have served on several editorial boards including TSE, EMSE and JSS, and currently am on the Advisory Board for IEEE Software. I am joint author of one of the leading HCI textbooks, Interaction Design (id-book.com), now in its 5th edition.
agile empirical UX
Sharp, Helen and Taylor, Katie(2020). Strategy-Focused Agile Transformation: A Case Study. In: Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming – Workshops, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Springer, pp. 164–172.
Gregory, Peggy, Strode, Diane E. , AlQuaisi, Raid,Sharp, Helen and Barroca, Leonor(2020). Onboarding: How Newcomers Integrate into an Agile Project Team. In: Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. XP 2020, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Springer, pp. 20–36.
Zaina, Luciana A. M. , Sharp, Helen and Barroca, Leonor(2021). UX information in the daily work of an agile team: A distributed cognition analysis. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 147, article no. 102574.
French, Fiona , Mancini, Clara and Sharp, Helen(2020). More than Human Aesthetics: Interactive Enrichment for Elephants. In: DIS '20: Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, ACM pp. 1661–1672.
Gregory, Peggy, Strode, Diane , Barroca, Leonor,Sharp, Helen and Taylor, Katie(2020). Stakeholder Perceptions of IT Business Value in a Public Sector IT Digitalisation Project. In: European Conference on Information Systems.
Bishop, Judith, Cooper, Kendra M. L.,Sharp, Helen and Whalen, Michael(2020). Introduction to the special issue on software engineering in practice. Software: Practice and Experience, 50(3) pp. 187–188.
Sharp, Helen, Lotz, Nicole , Mbayi-Kwelagobe, Letsema, Woodroffe, Mark , Rajah, Dino and Turugare, Ranganai ,(2020). Socio-cultural factors and capacity building in Interaction Design: results of a video diary study in Botswana. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 135, article no. 102375.