Implementing Modifications of Information Systems While Using Them: An Intentionally Intervening Approach

  • Gunhild Sandström


Great importance is attached to seeing the possibilities of developing information systems while they are being used. It then becomes significant to break unwanted habits. One way of doing this is to permit the end users to make system changes while using the system, i.e., to develop the system 1 ‘in the small’. To fetch the users’ ideas of improving their information systems may also be effective for the organization as a whole, even if the system is a local one. In this report I propose and discuss attempts to break what looks like invariances and an inquiry method of why/how-type in order to make it easier for such a development to occur.


Iterative Design Information System Development System Life Cycle Computerize Information System Exist Information System 
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  • Gunhild Sandström
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  1. 1.Information and Computer SciencesUniversity of LundLundSweden

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