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Tuesday, October 8 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Unconference 7 Topic Seed: Developer Experience Research (DX) on API Documentation for Public Facing API

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Designing APIs for Humans: Developer Experience (DX), User Experience (UX,) and the Social Practices of Software Maintenance.With the proliferation of API platforms both in the private and public sectors, governments and corporations are increasingly investing in improving how Developers experience APIs. In this roundtable, participants will share their experiences using human-centered approaches to designing and deploying APIs. We will collectively question to what extent DX contributes to solidify the social practices necessary to design, build and maintain durable and reliable codebases.

We’ll loosely organize the conversation around key questions/themes: Why DX and not UX? What are some central differences/similarities?Is DX conducive to maintenance and repair of an API platform? What types of social relations does DX promote (patron/client, collaboration, partnerships, communities, others)? What are the strengths/limits of DX in making open data accessible? What are the unintended consequences of formalizing and professionalizing DX?

Tuesday October 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
5AB (2nd Floor)
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