Major HCI Challenges for Open Source Software Adoption and Development

  • Nikos Viorres
  • Papadopoulos Xenofon
  • Modestos Stavrakis
  • Evangelos Vlachogiannis
  • Panayiotis Koutsabasis
  • John Darzentas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4564)


The aim of the paper is to identify and discuss major challenges for OSS from an HCI perspective, so as to aid the adoption and development processes for end-users, developers and organizations. The paper focuses on four important HCI concerns: product usability, support for user and development communities, accessibility and software usability and proposes areas for further research on the basis of related work and own experiences.


Open Source Human Computer Interaction Open Source Project Open Source Community System Design Engineer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikos Viorres
    • 1
  • Papadopoulos Xenofon
    • 1
  • Modestos Stavrakis
    • 1
  • Evangelos Vlachogiannis
    • 1
  • Panayiotis Koutsabasis
    • 1
  • John Darzentas
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the Aegean - Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, Hermoupolis, Syros, GR – 84100Greece

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