The n00b Wikipedia Editing Experience

Track: Posters
Authors: Parul Vora (Wikimedia Foundation, USA)

Wikipedia is one of the largest online collaborative projects. At present the multi-lingual encyclopedia is the fifth most popular website and contains more than 13 million articles in 271 languages. The technical barriers to contribution, however, remain quite high. This paper describes the qualitative research and design methods used in our efforts to identify and reduce those barriers to participation for non-editors and measurably increase their ability to contribute to the project.