Enabling User Centered Design Processes in Open Source Communities

Mads Bødker, Lene Nielsen, Rikke Ørngreen

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    Abstract

    Drawing on tenets from action research, this paper presents a yearlong intervention designed to facilitate knowledge of actual users and use in an Open Source Software (OSS) development community. Results from the interventions are presented and the influence of central characteristics of the OSS community and its communication is discussed. Initial findings show that the ideology and praxis based approach of the OSS community, as well as their primary media of communication, present a challenge to the introduction of end-user issues.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUsability and Internationalization. HCI and Culture : Second International Conference on Usability and Internationalization, UI-HCII 2007, Held as Second International Conference on Usability and Internationalization, UI-HCII 2007, Held as Part of HCI International 2007, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007, Proceedings, Part I
    EditorsNuray Aykin
    Number of pages9
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
    Publication date2007
    Pages10-18
    ISBN (Print)9783540732860, 3540732861
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventSecond International Conference on Usability and Internationalization, UI, HCII 2007. Held as part of HCI International 2007, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007 - Beijing, China
    Duration: 22 Jul 200727 Jul 2007
    Conference number: 2

    Conference

    ConferenceSecond International Conference on Usability and Internationalization, UI, HCII 2007. Held as part of HCI International 2007, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007
    Number2
    CountryChina
    CityBeijing
    Period22/07/200727/07/2007
    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Number4559
    ISSN0302-9743

    Keywords

    • Open source
    • Usability
    • Developers
    • Community
    • Learning
    • Action research

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