Shapiro, D. Z. and Buscher, M. and Gill, S. and Mogensen, P. (2001) Landscapes of practice: Bricolage as a method for situated design. Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The Journal of Collaborative Computing, 10 (1). pp. 1-28. ISSN 1573-7551Full text not available from this repository.
This paper proposes a `bricolage' approach to designing systems forcooperative work. This involves users, participatory designers andethnographers in a continuing cycle of design and revised work practice,often in settings where resources are limited and short-term results arerequired. If exploits the flood to market of hardware, software and services.The approach is illustrated with results from a project with a practice oflandscape architects. Their work is analysed in terms of communities ofpractice and actor networks. These perspectives help to identify the`socilities' of people and technologies and of the relationships betweenthem. They help to distinguish different forms of cooperation with differingsupport needs, opportunities and vulnerabilities. They inform the designof technical support, the assessment of outcomes, and the design of furthersolutions, in a cycle of `situated experimentation'.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The Journal of Collaborative Computing|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||actor ; networks ; bricolage ; communities of practice ; CSCW ; ethnography ; participatory design|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology|
Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
|Deposited On:||14 Mar 2008 20:24|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 17:35|
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