Developing a Language for Participation. Project Language as a Meeting Place for Users and Developers in Participatory Software Development

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Author(s): Yvonne Dittrich
Title: Developing a Language for Participation. Project Language as a Meeting Place for Users and Developers in Participatory Software Development
Series: Research Report
Year: 1998
Issue: 18
ISSN: 1103-1581
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Dept. of Computer Science and Business Administration (Institutionen för datavetenskap och ekonomi)
Dept. of Computer Science and Business Administration S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 780 00
http://www.ide.hk-r.se/
Authors e-mail: yvonne.dittrich@ide.hk-r.se
Language: English
Abstract: During participatory development different professional groups with different professional languages meet. They have to communicate about the future software in a profound way. To enable that, a common way to talk about the future software has to be developed, relating concepts of the use context and concepts of software development. An example of the development of such a project language is given and the relevance of this for design is argued for. To support the development of a project language a toolkit is provided in which methods are compiled that respects the creative side of ordinary language.
Subject: Software Engineering\General
Human Work Science\Participatory Design
Keywords: Ordinary language, participatory development, communication.
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-00079
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