The Design of Information Technology as Design of the Information Society

Pirhonen, Antti, Maksimainen, Johanna and Sillence, Elizabeth (2012) The Design of Information Technology as Design of the Information Society. In: WIS 2012: The 4th International Conference on Well-being in the Information Society, 22-24 August 2012, Turku, Finland.

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The design of technical product is often focused in the development of that particular artefact. However, when we introduce new technology we don’t simply replace old technology with new, but change many things in the whole context of use. With the help of familiar examples from our everyday life we illustrate how far-reaching tiny-looking technological changes may be. Finally, we propose a design model which combines the traditional user-centred design cycle with broader view. The premise of the proposed model is that when designing information technology we fundamentally design information society.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
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Depositing User: Dr Elizabeth Sillence
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2013 09:48
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 14:01

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