Today, most people have some familiarity with basic computer functions and interfaces. Still, few users are expected to have the programming expertise to develop effective new or modified applications. One fundamental challenge for the near term is to create environments that encourage users untrained in programming to develop or modify their own applications, with the ultimate goal of empowering people to employ advanced information and communication technologies with flexibility and confidence.
This book makes important aspects of the international discussion on End User Development (EUD) available to a broader audience. It offers a unique set of contributions from research institutes worldwide, addressing relevant issues and proposing original solutions.
The editors hope that this broad review of the emerging paradigm of End-User Development leads every reader to appreciate its diversity and potential. And we look forward to having you, the reader - the "end-user" of this book - contribute what you can to the field, whether by working on a system for EUD, or simply gaining a practical understanding of how EUD fits into your work and your life
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Design - Interface - berck - computer - end-user development - organization - programming - programming language - technology
End-User Development: An Emerging Paradigm.- Psychological Issues in End-User Programming.- More Natural Programming Languages and Environments.- What Makes End-User Development Tick? 13 Design Guidelines.- An Integrated Software Engineering Approach for End-User Programmers.- Component-Based Approaches to Tailorable Systems.- Natural Development of Nomadic Interfaces Based on Conceptual Descriptions.- End User Development of Web Applications.- End-User Development: The Software Shaping Workshop Approach.- Participatory Programming: Developing Programmable Bioinformatics Tools for End-Users.- Challenges for End-User Development in Intelligent Environments.- Fuzzy Rewriting.- Breaking It Up: An Industrial Case Study of Component-Based Tailorable Software Design.- End-User Development as Adaptive Maintenance.- Supporting Collaborative Tailoring.- EUD as Integration of Components Off-The-Shelf: The Role of Software Professionals Knowledge Artifacts.- Organizational View of End-User Development.- A Semiotic Framing for End-User Development.- Meta-design: A Framework for the Future of End-User Development.- Feasibility Studies for Programming in Natural Language.- Future Perspectives in End-User Development.