Dr. Caitlin KelleherFebruary 2009
"Why are some Computer Programs so Frustrating?"

An interactive session led by Dr. Caitlin Kelleher

Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis



Computers can help us solve lots of different problems, but some computer programs can be hard to use. How can we change this? This talk will highlight some ways scientific tools and methods can be used to help create computer programs that are easier and more fun to use. We will look at how these tools were involved in the design of "Storytelling Alice," a computer program that helps kids learn how to program computers while they create Pixar-style animated movies.

Dr. Caitlin Kelleher is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis. Her computer program, “Storytelling Alice,” has been shown to be influential in the teaching of computer programming to young females.