“Books of a feather” – IDE Literature Review

“The hardest problems in computer science are people-problems” paraphrases a quote i recently picked up on Twitter. Coming from an STS background, i´d be so bold to add: some of the most interesting as well. It might not come too surprising that our research project specifically designed to investigate the implicit development environments of F/OSS…

How to unveil the invisible: Human-Centered Design as qualitative approach

In our initial grant proposal we stated that investigating the Implicit Development Environments (IDE) of technology is of special interest for the outcome of our research. Technological processes and forms of organisation are commonplace: Not only since the rise of workplace anthropology it is widely assumed, that languages, (social) rituals, and even material environments like…

We want to interview you!

People in digital open infrastructure, we need you! We research the social factors that influence the development of digital open infrastructure, especially around the shaping and implementation of standards in open source. Currently, we are looking for study participants who are active in the fields of creating, implementing and working with standards in open digital…