Meta-design: A manifesto for end-user development

G. Fischer, E. Giaccardi, Y. Ye, A. G. Sutcliffe, N. Mehandjiev

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A meta-design tool that encourages the end-user development (EUD) and those activities which motivate users to learn and use in daily practice is discussed. An approach to EUD-metadesign provides a pathway to transform development as coding, a discrete computing activity, into design of artifacts as part of the users work practice. Meta-design environments allow users to create content as well as modify the behavior and components of the system at use time through interaction. It has the potential to create culture in which all participants in collaborative design processes can express themselves and engage in personally meaningful activities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages4
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2004


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