Serving as consultants to the CloudLab development team, we are conducting interviews and contextual inquiries as well as leveraging log data to develop actionable insights. Our goals are not only to address users' pain points but also to ensure CloudLab supports reproducible research, making it a more valuable scholarly tool.
We have multiple threads ongoing in this research. To understand users' challenges, we are investigating how new users learn the CloudLab interface and what occasions are most frustrating for practiced users. To facilitate reproducibility, we are studying how CloudLab supports the artifact evaluation process.
To learn more about CloudLab, visit the website, its documentation, or read a paper about its design and use.