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Building an Inclusive Ecosystem for Developers and Users: The Role of Value Propositions

  • Katerina TouliouEmail author
  • Evangelos Bekiaris
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 486)

Abstract

For many years, work in the area of accessibility was focusing on making a product accessible or the internet experience accessible for people with disabilities. Currently, a paradigm shift is happening within the EU project Prosperity4All (http://www.prosperity4all.eu/), bringing together developers and users in order to make every ICT experience personalized and customized. A priori a set of value propositions for developers were set. These value propositions were initially tested during an-hour session with developers. A semi-structured questionnaire with 45 items was used, addressing the infrastructure’s value for their work and progress. Developers were interested to learn from other experts and share documentation but they were more interested to learn directly from end-users by establishing frequent communication. They strongly believe this is the cornerstone of customized solutions and technologies should support and cover this need on demand. Re-usability of knowledge was the most important cost-efficient value.

Keywords

Inclusive ecosystem Developers Value propositions Accessibility 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This paper presents work carried out in Prosperity4All project. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 610510. http://www.prosperity4all.eu/

References

  1. 1.
    Free Software, Free Society.: The Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman. https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/words-to-avoid.html#Ecosystem
  2. 2.
    Messerschmitt, D.G., Szyperski, C.: Software Ecosystem: Understanding an Indispensable Technology and Industry. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA (2003)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT)ThessalonikiGreece

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