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User-Centered Design for the Electron-Ion Collider

May 8, 2023, 12:00 PM
Chesapeake Meeting Room (Norfolk Waterside Marriott)

Chesapeake Meeting Room

Norfolk Waterside Marriott

235 East Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510
Oral Track 5 - Sustainable and Collaborative Software Engineering Track 5 - Sustainable and Collaborative Software Engineering


Diefenthaler, Markus (Jefferson Lab)


Software and computing are an integral part of our research. According to the survey for the “Future Trends in Nuclear Physics Computing” workshop in September 2020, students and postdocs spent 80% of their time on the software and computing aspects of your research. For the Electron-Ion Collider, we are looking for ways to make software (and computing) "easier" to use. All scientists of all levels worldwide should be empowered to participate in Electron-Ion Collider simulations and analyses actively.

In this presentation, we will summarize our work on user-centered design for the Electron-Ion Collider. We have collected information on the community's specific software tools and practices on an annual basis. We have also organized focus group discussions with the broader community and developed user archetypes based on the feedback from the focus groups. The user archetypes represent a common class of users and provide input to software developers as to which users they are writing software for and help with structuring documentation.

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Primary authors

Deconinck, Wouter (William & Mary) Diefenthaler, Markus (Jefferson Lab) Joosten, Sylvester (Argonne National Laboratory) Kauder, Kolja (BNL)

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