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Designing Socially Embedded Technologies in the Real-World

  • Addresses the pressing challenges related to the socially-grounded design of IT systems

  • Draws on both empirical and conceptual contributions to practice-oriented design of Socially Embedded Technologies

  • Provides a multitude of perspectives towards the design of IT artefacts

Part of the book series: Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Meeting the Challenge of Change

    • Volker Wulf, Kjeld Schmidt, David Randall
    Pages 1-8
  3. The Business Perspective

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Elastic Workplace Design

      • Jörg Beringer, Markus Latzina
      Pages 19-33
    3. Patterns of Work: A Pragmatic Approach

      • K. Kashimura, Y. Hara, N. Ikeya, David Randall
      Pages 35-62
  4. The Challenge of Change

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 63-63
    2. Situated Computing

      • Giorgio De Michelis
      Pages 65-77
    3. Practice-Based Computing: Empirically Grounded Conceptualizations Derived from Design Case Studies

      • Volker Wulf, Claudia Müller, Volkmar Pipek, David Randall, Markus Rohde, Gunnar Stevens
      Pages 111-150
  5. Design Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 191-191
    2. Interaction Design at Itsme

      • Giorgio De Michelis
      Pages 193-215
    3. Building Socially Embedded Technologies: Implications About Design

      • Federico Cabitza, Carla Simone
      Pages 217-270
    4. Exploring Challenging Environments: Contextual Research in the Car and the Factory Through an HCI Lens

      • Astrid Weiss, Alexander Meschtscherjakov, Roland Buchner, Ewald Strasser, Patricia M. Kluckner, Sebastian Osswald et al.
      Pages 271-304
    5. Design for Agency, Adaptivity and Reciprocity: Reimagining AAL and Telecare Agendas

      • Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Alina Huldtgren, Lone Malmborg, Dave Harley, Wijnand Ijsselsteijn
      Pages 305-338
  6. Social and Organisational Complexity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 339-339

About this book

This book is concerned with the associated issues between the differing paradigms of academic and organizational computing infrastructures. Driven by the increasing impact Information Communication Technology (ICT) has on our working and social lives, researchers within the Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) field try and find ways to situate new hardware and software in rapidly changing socio-digital ecologies.

Adopting a design-orientated research perspective, researchers from the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET) elaborate on the challenges and opportunities  we face through the increasing permeation of society by ICT from  commercial, academic, design and organizational perspectives.

Designing Socially Embedded Technologies in the Real-World is directed at researchers, industry practitioners and will be of great interest to any other societal actors who are involved with the design of IT systems.

Keywords

  • Computing Infrastructures
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Socially Embedded Technologies
  • Socio-Digital Ecologies
  • Studies of Work

Reviews

“This book is quite interesting in presenting the role of ICTs in shaping social traits organizational cyber infrastructure, and services. … The book will certainly attract practitioners, tool developers, academics, and researchers because of its discourse on the social dimensions of embedding ICTs, identifying policy design gaps and ways to address these gaps.” (Harekrishna Misra, Computing Reviews, November, 2015)

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Media and Information, University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany

    Volker Wulf, David Randall

  • Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark

    Kjeld Schmidt

Bibliographic Information

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4471-6720-4
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Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)