Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione     
Ghiani G., Paterṇ F., Spano L. D., Pintori G. An environment for end-user development of Web mashups. In: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol. 87 pp. 38 - 64. Elsevier, 2016.
End-User Development aims to find novel ways that are suitable and intuitive for end users to create their own applications. We present a graphical environment in which users create new mashups by directly selecting interaction elements, content and functionalities from existing Web applications without requiring the intervention of expert developers. Then, users just need to exploit a copy-paste metaphor to indicate how to compose the selected interactive content and functionalities in the new mashup. The environment is enabled by a Web-based platform accessible from any browser, and is suitable for users without particular programming skills. We describe the architecture of our platform and how it works, including its intelligent support, show example applications, and report the results of first user studies.
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1071581915001767
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2015.10.008
Subject End User Development
Web mashups
User interface development tools

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