Designing Ubiquitous Information Environments: Socio-Technical Issues and Challenges

Designing Ubiquitous Information Environments: Socio-Technical Issues and Challenges

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This book records one of the continuous attempts of the IFIP Working Group 8. 2, studying the interaction of information systems and the organization, to explore and understand the shifting boundaries and dependencies between organizational activities and their computer support. The book marks the result of the IFIP WG 8. 2 conference on qDesigning Ubiquitous Information Environments: Socio-Technical Issues and Challenges. q Since its inception in the late 1970s, IFIP WG 8. 2 has sought to understand how computer-based information systems interact and must be designed as an integrated part of the organizational design. At that time, information systems handled repetitive and remote back-office functions and the main concern was work task design for repetitive input tasks and the potential impact of improved information support on organizational decision-making and structure. The focus of the information system design shifted in the 1980s when computers became part of the furniture and moved into the office. Reflecting this significant change, IFIP WG 8. 2 in 1989 organized a conference dedicated to the design and impact of desktop technology in order to examine how organizational processes and the locus of action changed when the computer was moved into the office. Sixteen years later, we are experiencing another significant change. Computers are now becoming part of our body and sensory system and will move out of the traditional office locations and into the wilderness. Again, IFIP WG 8.Because the prototype required aspecific version of the Saab 9-3a#39;s infotainment platform, not commonly available to the public, the families ... with our project and were all known to provide precise and constructive feedbackfrom previous in- house testing of other services. ... appropriated, their perception on travel by car during this time, the long-term feasibility of the concept, possible future directions toanbsp;...

Title:Designing Ubiquitous Information Environments: Socio-Technical Issues and Challenges
Author:Carsten Sørensen, Youngjin Yoo, Kalle Lyytinen, Janice DeGross
Publisher:Springer - 2006-01-17


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