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Open Source Interface Politics: Identity, Acceptance, Trust, and Lobbying

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Title: Open Source Interface Politics: Identity, Acceptance, Trust, and Lobbying
Author(s): Zilouchian Moghaddam, Roshanak; Bongen, Kora A.; Twidale, Michael B.
Subject(s): Open source Usability Politics Lobbying
Abstract: A study of the Drupal open source project shows the rather problematic status of usability designers with respect to the larger developer community. Issues of power, trust, and identity arise and affect the way that usability recommendations are acted on or ignored. A political view of these aspects can help in interpreting the situation. We found that making a straightforward case for a particular interface design can be insufficient to convince developers. Instead various additional lobbying strategies may be employed to build up a quorum of support for the design
Issue Date: 2010
Genre: Technical Report
Type: Text
Language: English
Publication Status: unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-03-23

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