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Brussels (November 17 - December 2, 2007)

Jonctions / Verbindingen 10: Tracks in electr(on)ic fields

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Saturday 1/12 | 12:00

Open source software usability

Görkem Çetin
Lecture La Bellone

Open source is gaining momentum in many parts in our life, but there’re
open issues, since many open source projects are still feature driven,
developed by developers for developers. In this talk, Görkem Çetin will
give a vision about how HCI experts and open source specialists work
with each other and give examples of their interaction patterns.··

Main topics of the talk:

- Definition of usability
- Making a software usable: developer’s point of view
- Issues of working with developers
- Collaborative media servers helping usability awarenes
- Main points of online project management
- Interaction patterns between human-computer interaction experts and
developers
- How does open source usability differ from institutionalized usability?·
- Analysis of a recent survey of OSS usability people