The ASE lab started to focus research effort on agile methods in the late 1990ies and is now one of the leading research groups in this area [Dingsøyr, Dyba, Moe: Agile Software Development: An Introduction and Overview in: Agile Software Development Current Research and Future Directions, Springer, 2010].

The line of research is driven by a simple question “(How) can we build complex systems simply?” [ J. Wing: Five Deep Questions in Computing, Communications of the ACM, Vol 51, No 1, Jan 2008]. We are investigating what constitutes good software design by developing APIs and study their usability.