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dc.creatorYeats, Dave
dc.date.available2011-02-18T23:59:53Z
dc.date.issued2006-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/20898en_US
dc.description.abstractDespite its seemingly attractive adherence to user-centered design principles of participatory design and democratized technology, open-source software fails to effectively address the usability needs of typical software users. Instead, it embodies a system-centered design approach facilitated by the efforts of developer-users. Through a plurality of research methods including discourse analysis, rhetorical analysis, and primary research methods such as interviews and surveys, this study attempts to examine the representations of the "user" in the communication and development practices of open-source software developers.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.subjectOpen sourceen_US
dc.subjectUser-centered designen_US
dc.subjectSoftware developmenten_US
dc.titleOpen-source software development and user-centered design: a study of open-source practices and participants
dc.typeDissertation
thesis.degree.namePh.D.
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKoerber, Amy
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCarter, Joyce L.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberZdenek, Sean
dc.contributor.committeeChairDragga, Sam A.
dc.degree.departmentEnglishen_US
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