Chances and Limits of End-User Development: A Conceptual Model

  • Mikkel Arvedsen
  • Jonas Langergaard
  • Jens Vollstedt
  • Nikolaus ObwegeserEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 223)


Information systems development has seen many trends and hypes on the way from unstructured, unplanned scripting-like software development, via early methods like the waterfall model, heavy plan-based methods like the RUP to finally arrive at today’s state-of-the-art agile methods like SCRUM. This paper looks at what seems to be a recent trend in (agile) software development: End-User Development (EUD). EUD can be seen both as the logical next step to intensified user integration as proposed in many agile methods as well as a radically new approach to not only interact with but rather empower end-users to (partially) design and create themselves. As in many emerging research areas, EUD lacks clear definitions, concepts and a common understanding of its prospects and limits to both researchers and practitioners. Consequently, this paper aims to address these shortfalls and highlights implications for practice by building a conceptual model of EUD application.


Information systems development End-user development Software engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikkel Arvedsen
    • 1
  • Jonas Langergaard
    • 1
  • Jens Vollstedt
    • 1
  • Nikolaus Obwegeser
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Marketing and Management, School of Business and Social SciencesAarhus UniversityAarhus CDenmark

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