Interaction-design.org is a highly successful community dedicated to giving free access to world-class educational materials. The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction is at the core of their activities and the most recent chapter is on the topic End-User Development that is about the democratization of computing: giving ordinary people the power to take control over their software.
Authored by Margaret M. Burnett and Christopher Scaffidi and commented by Alan Blackwell and Mary Beth Rosson, the article about End-User Development explores how this phenomenon has developed since the 1980’s and what opportunities/risks it entails.
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