Socially Embedded Technology: The Pathway to Sustainable Product Development
The design of IT artifacts has been focused for the past 50 years on delivering products that serve the needs of a particular set of end users. User-centered design methods relating to the design of IT artifacts have evolved in both the academic context, in fields such as HCI, and in the commercial context. Both share a common commitment to the analysis and understanding of stakeholder requirements. The underlying rationale of such methods was that there exists a “perfect” design solution for supporting a given set of use cases and that the shipped design should reflect this as much as possible to guarantee product success.
KeywordsSocial Entrepreneurship Software Vendor Social Embeddedness Sociotechnical System Large Social Context
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