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Practice-based design of information systems : notes from the hyperdeveloped world.

Suchman, Lucy (2002) Practice-based design of information systems : notes from the hyperdeveloped world. The Information Society, 18 (2). pp. 139-144. ISSN 0197-2243

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Abstract

This paper offers reflections on information systems design based in everyday practices. Drawing on experience in what I name the hyperdeveloped world of industrial research and development in the United States, I outline a series of concerns, organized under the themes of information flows, local improvisations and work practices. I then offer a set of alternative understandings of change and innovation that underwrite a practice-based design approach. These include a view of innovation as indigenous to technologiesin-use, an emphasis on the investments needed to create sustainable change, and an orientation to artful integration as an objective for information systems design.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The Information Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: Practice ; Ethnography ; Research And Development ; Design And Use ; Innovation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 24301
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2009 09:39
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:28
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/24301

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