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Re: Designing a Linked Data developer experience

From: Ruben Verborgh (UGent-imec) <Ruben.Verborgh@UGent.be>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 20:33:45 +0000
To: Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@atomgraph.com>
CC: Gregg Kellogg <gregg@greggkellogg.net>, semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7BC0E23F-B2A2-4956-BD41-4478A8D6D2A1@ugent.be>
>> To be successful, it needs to not be about Linked Data, but about the rich user experience that comes from having access to components that connect because of their exposed semantics, and the ability to pull from the knowledge on the web.

+1 to that

For me, Linked Data is also a means to an end;
in the case of my blog post, to make decentralized Web apps work.

> If I may interpret Gregg's words: how about "designing Linked Data
> experience" period, rather than "designing Linked Data developer
> experience"?

No, I think that’s exactly a mistake some of us (including myself)
have made in the past.

We’re the people very close to the data;
we are far away from the end users.
Instead of trying to design apps or experiences for those end users,
let us enable front-end developers to build on top of Linked Data.
They know how to reach end users,
and they are the ones designing good end-user experiences.

But also, by simplifying front-end development,
we make it easier for ourselves to build apps
if we really want to.

Ruben
Received on Friday, 28 December 2018 20:34:10 UTC

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