Improving open source software usability

Luyin Zhao, Fadi P. Deek

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Abstract

Usability of open source systems is becoming a relevant topic for investigation given the proliferation of open source software General assumptions do not favor a positive relationship between the existing open source development model and good usability due to a host of social context reasons In this paper we provide empirical evidence on this issue through a case study using an open source project called Ganttproject Results point to likely deficiencies in the open source model An analysis of this phenomena and some potential solutions for improving open source usability are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssociation for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005
Subtitle of host publicationA Conference on a Human Scale
Pages2858-2863
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005 - Omaha, NE, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2005Aug 15 2005

Publication series

NameAssociation for Information Systems - 11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005: A Conference on a Human Scale
Volume6

Other

Other11th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2005
CountryUnited States
CityOmaha, NE
Period8/11/058/15/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

Keywords

  • Case study
  • Heuristics
  • Open source software
  • Protocol analysis
  • Usability
  • Usability guideline
  • Usability testing

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