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Title:Co-realisation: Towards a Principled Synthesis of Ethnomethodology and Participatory Design
Authors: Mark Hartswood ; Robert Procter ; Roger Slack ; Alexander Voss ; Mark Rouncefield ; Phillipe Rouchy
Date: 2002
Publication Title:Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems
Publisher:The IRIS Association
Publication Type:Journal Article Publication Status:Published
Volume No:14(2) Page Nos:9-30
This paper calls for a re-specification of IT systems design and development practice as corealisation.Co-realisation is an orientation to technology production that develops out of a principled synthesis of ethnomethodology and participatory design. It moves the locus of design and development activities into workplace settings where technologies will be used. Through examples drawn from case studies of IT projects, we show how co-realisation, with its stress on design-in-use and the longitudinal involvement by IT professionals in the lived work of users, helps to create uniquely adequate, accountable solutions to the problems of IT-organisational integration.
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author = { Mark Hartswood and Robert Procter and Roger Slack and Alexander Voss and Mark Rouncefield and Phillipe Rouchy },
title = {Co-realisation: Towards a Principled Synthesis of Ethnomethodology and Participatory Design},
journal = {Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems},
publisher = {The IRIS Association},
year = 2002,
volume = {14(2)},
pages = {9-30},
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