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Sun 22 - Fri 27 October 2017 Vancouver, Canada
Sun 22 Oct 2017 14:15 - 15:00 at Prince of Wales - Session 3

Knowledge workers can benefit from adaptable software tools as they often have individual work flows adapted to their circumstances. To react directly to new use cases, users should be able to adapt the tools while using them and get immediate feedback on their adaptation. Exploratory programming environments already support such an exploratory style for developing software, however they are not used for everyday productivity tasks. In this paper, we describe our first steps towards an exploratory programming environment suitable for everyday productivity tasks. From our experiences of using the environment for eight months, we distilled features which improve adaptability and productivity of such environments.