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Co-realisation:towards a principled synthesis of ethnimethodology and participatory design

Rouncefield, M. and Hartswood, M. and Procter, R. and Slack, R. and Voß, A. and Buscher, M. and Rouchy, P. (2002) Co-realisation:towards a principled synthesis of ethnimethodology and participatory design. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 14 (2). pp. 9-30.

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Abstract

This paper calls for a re-specification of IT systems design and development practice as co-realisation. Co-realisation is an orientation to technology production that develops out of a principled synthesis of ethnomethodology and participatory design. It moves the locus of design and development activities into workplace settings where technologies will be used. Through examples drawn from case studies of IT projects, we show how co-realisation, with its stress on design-in-use and the longitudinal involvement by IT professionals in the 'lived work' of users, helps to create uniquely adequate, accountable solutions to the problems of IT-organisational integration.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 12263
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2011 17:15
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2014 16:55
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12263

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