Helen Sharp

Author: Helen Sharp


Helen Sharp is Professor of Software Engineering at the Open University. She originally trained as a software engineer and has developed and maintained a variety of software applications for several years, watching the frustration of the systems' users and the clever 'work-arounds' they developed when the delivered systems did not support them. It was this experience that inspired her to investigate HCI, user-centred design, and the other related disciplines that now underpin the field of interaction design. Her research focuses on the intersection between interaction design and software engineering, working closely with practitioners to allow practical impact.


Publication period start: 1991
Number of co-authors: 26


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Hugh Robinson
Jennifer J. Preece
Yvonne Rogers

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Jennifer J. Preece
David Benyon
Yvonne Rogers


Robinson, Hugh, Sharp, Helen (2009): The emergence of object-oriented technology: the role of community. In Behaviour and Information Technology, 28 (3) pp. 211-222. https://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/01449290701494548

Sharp, Helen, Robinson, Hugh, Petre, Marian (2009): The role of physical artefacts in agile software development: Two complementary perspectiv. In Interacting with Computers, 21 (1) pp. 108-116. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2008.10.006

Sharp, Helen, Robinson, Hugh (2008): Collaboration and co-ordination in mature eXtreme programming teams. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 20 (7) pp. 506-518. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6WGR-4PXDM86-1/2/f8cb6134fcf87737660007c095f88ac7

Nocera, Jose Abdelnour, Dunckley, Lynne, Sharp, Helen (2007): An Approach to the Evaluation of Usefulness as a Social Construct Using Technological Fram. In International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 22 (1) pp. 153-172. https://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15327590ijhc2201-02_8

Sharp, Helen, Woodman, Mark, Hovenden, Fiona (2004): Tensions around the adoption and evolution of software quality management systems: a disco. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 61 (2) pp. 219-236. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2003.12.011

Sharp, Helen (1991): The Role of Domain Knowledge in Software Design. In Behaviour and Information Technology, 10 (5) pp. 383-401.

Dimitrova, M., Sharp, Helen, Wilson, S. (2001): Why Do Experts Predict False Alarms? An Empirical Investigation into the Validity of Exper. In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 2001, . pp. 1247-1251.

Baddoo, Nathan, Beecham, Sarah, Hall, Tracy, Robinson, Hugh, Sharp, Helen (2007): Motivating Software Engineers - A Theoretically Reflective Model. In: Cordeiro, José, Filipe, Joaquim (eds.) ICEIS 2008 - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems Volume HCI June 12-16, 2007, Barcelona, Spain. pp. 174-180.

Sharp, Helen, Hall, Tracy (2009): An initial investigation of software practitioners' motivation. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering , 2009, . pp. 84-91. https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CHASE.2009.5071418

Blyth, Richard, Schadewitz, Nicole, Sharp, Helen, Woodroffe, Mark, Rajah, Dino, Turugare, Ranganai (2012): A frame signature matrix for analysing and comparing interaction design behaviour. In: Proceedings of the HCI12 Conference on People and Computers XXVI , 2012, . pp. 321-326. https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2377960

Sharp, Helen, Chalk, Pete, LePeuple, Jenny, Rosbottom, John (eds.) Proceeding of HCI 2002 September 2-6, 2002, London, United Kingdom.

Rogers, Yvonne, Preece, Jennifer, Sharp, Helen (1970). Interaction Design: Case Studies. Retrieved 2014-02-09 00:00:00 from https://www.id-book.com/secondedition/casestudy_index.htm