A Genealogy of Software Applications

  • Elaine Khoo
  • Craig Hight
  • Rob Torrens
  • Bronwen Cowie
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)


This chapter outlines a broad genealogy of two areas within software culture: Digital Non-Linear Editing (DNLE) and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software. Emerging from distinct institutional environments, their respective historical developments and the implications these have generated within their professional domains provide a broader context for the software at the centre of this educational research project (see Chaps.  3 and  4). Each of these histories demonstrate how decisive the institutional and industrial contexts of their creation were in inscribing the affordances, interfaces and conceptual frameworks coded into these software.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elaine Khoo
    • 1
  • Craig Hight
    • 2
  • Rob Torrens
    • 3
  • Bronwen Cowie
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Education, Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research (WMIER)University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.School of Creative IndustriesThe University of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of EngineeringUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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