Systems Resemblance and Workpractice Evolution: Implications for Work Activity (Re)design
2005 (English)In: / [ed] Goldkuhl, G., Clarke, R. J. & Axelsson, K., Linköping: Research Network VITS, Linköping University, Sweden , 2005, 45-61 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper is concerned with addressing the question of how apparently disparate and unconnected systems can resemble each other. The question of what counts as a systems resemblance necessitates developing contextual workpractice descriptions associated with the systems features and ultimately entire systems. Using systemic semiotics an apparent ontogenetic convergence between entirely different systems is used to show that systems resemblance can be inferred when the constituent workpractices of information systems consist of comparable register features and especially if they exhibit comparable generic features. The implications of these findings for a new class of work activity (re)design practices are considered.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Research Network VITS, Linköping University, Sweden , 2005. 45-61 p.
activity, design, organisations, semiotics, workpractice
Research subject Information Systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-24102OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-24102DiVA: diva2:597869