Inspiring end-user programming through exposure to multi-platform computing and improved integrated development environments Public Deposited

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  • The art of software engineering inherently requires high-level problem solving and perseverance, as programmers and designers wrestle with complex design and implementation challenges in the process of turning loose concepts and ideas into working code. In the current developer ecosystem, engineers are commonly incentivized extrinsically by monetary rewards, approval or status. Ironically, extrinsically motivating a person has been proven to decrease complex problem solving performance. On the other hand, motivating a person intrinsically through the Self Deterministic Theory constructs of autonomy, competence and relatedness has been shown to encourage problem solving, creativity and innovation. To determine what motivates different types of developers, and how well their tools support them in their work, we developed and deployed a survey. The validated survey tool measured the intrinsic motivation level of 103 developers of varying personas. Based on the data gathered, we highlight areas for improving the current development environment to foster increased problem solving and creativity.
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