Designing artifacts for systems of information

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems and Global Assemblages
Subtitle of host publication(Re)Configuring Actors, Artefacts, Organizations
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages233-245
Volume446
ISBN (Print)9783662457078
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume446
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

TitleIFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on Information Systems and Organizations, IS and O 2014
PlaceNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period11 - 12 December 2014

Abstract

This paper reports an exploratory study of information systems (IS) design professionals that offers insight into the evolution of the systems concept in systems design practice. The analysis distinguishes the current object of this design effort as systems of information (SI). SI differs from IS in that SI seeks to maintain the necessary degree of integrated systematicity while retaining or acquiring the necessary technology. IS, in the past, had an implied capacity to build a complete system from the ground up. SI has an implied constraint that certain technological components must be “taken as given” and the design problem becomes one of maintaining an ideal socio-technical system as the various technologies evolve within and around the system.

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  • Design, Information systems, Information technology

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Designing artifacts for systems of information. / Baskerville, Richard; Davison, Robert; Kaul, Mala; Wong, Louie.

Information Systems and Global Assemblages: (Re)Configuring Actors, Artefacts, Organizations. Vol. 446 Springer New York LLC, 2014. p. 233-245 (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 446).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review