Information System Design: Human Centred Approaches

  • Jim Thorpe
Part of the Human-centred Systems book series (HCS)


Distinguishing marks of Human Centred system designers are to be found more in the range of concerns brought to the activity of information system design than in a predilection for particular techniques of software engineering. If not partnered by an account of the themes central to the Human Centred tradition, notably the social context in which IT artefacts exist, the cultural and personal realities of people using technology or subject to its pervasive activity, and an acknowledgement of the forms taken by knowledge as a social phenomenon, Human Centred design could be dismissed as simple pragmatism.


Information Environment Human Judgement Soft System Methodology Cognitive Technology Information System Design 
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