From IT Design to Workpractice Construction
2005 (English)In: UITQ 2005 - International Research Workshop on User-driven IT Design and Quality Assurance, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, May 24-25, 2005., Linköping: Linköping University , 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper we describe an approach for information system design that aims at constructing the social reality in which the system is used. Thus, rather than designing the information system in a given context, the design target is the context itself, including the information system. The expertise knowledge of users and information system designers are jointly utilized in co-constructing the context, which is structured as a particular form of workpractice called the activity domain. In the activity domain, coordinating elements of a practice are integrated into a coherent whole. The theory behind the approach – the Activity Domain Theory – originated in the Ericsson telecommunication company where it has been gradually refined over more than a decade by the author. It has profoundly influenced the coordination of the development of the 3rd generation of mobile systems at Ericsson.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University , 2005.
IS design, coordination, praxis, co-construction of social reality, shared meaning.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-54025Local ID: 73941OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-54025DiVA: diva2:297223