Spreadsheets are a popular tool in various domains. With the advent and fast development of advanced and powerful software for working with spreadsheets on personal computers and, recently, on the clouds, spreadsheets are widely used by end-user programmers. They use spreadsheets on more or less advanced levels in order to support other goals, for example their professional tasks.

The way these people work with, create and develop spreadsheets has been a focus for the research in Human-Computer Interaction and End-User Computing. As certainly scientists are one of the biggest groups of spreadsheets users it is worth to look at the outcomes of this research.

Further reading:

  • Burnett, M.; Cook, C.; Pendse, O.; Rothermel, G.; Summet, J. & Wallace, C. End-user software engineering with assertions in the spreadsheet paradigm Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Software Engineering, 2003, 93-103
  • Panko, R. R. What we know about spreadsheet errors Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC), IGI Global, 1998, 10, 15-21
  • Brown, P. S. & Gould, J. D. An experimental study of people creating spreadsheets ACM Trans. Inf. Syst., ACM, 1987, 5, 258-272
  • Hutchins, E. & Holland, J. Direct manipulation interfaces,  Norman, D. & Draper, S. (Eds.) New Perspectives on Human-Computer Interaction, Hillsdale, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, User Centered System Design, 1986