Computer Supported Cooperative Work

Resources, Co-Evolution and Artifacts

Theory in CSCW

Editors: Ackerman, M.S., Halverson, C.A., Erickson, Th., Kellogg, W.A. (Eds.)

  • Proposes new theories for CSCW by attempting to determine why computational systems or other artifacts become so important in people's environments
  • Examines issues such as how resources are tailored or otherwise changed as the situations and purposes for which they are used change
  • Uses a number of theoretical and empirical studies
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How do software and other technical systems come to be adopted and used?

People use software and other technical systems in many ways, and a considerable amount of time and energy may be spent integrating the functionality of the system with the everyday activities it is intended to support. Understanding how this comes about, and understanding how to design systems so that it happens more easily, is a topic of great interest to the CSCW, IT and IS communities.

Resources, Co-Evolution and Artifacts: Theory in CSCW approaches this problem by looking at resources - artifacts that have come to be used in a particular manner in a given situation - and examining how they get created, adopted, modified, and abandoned. The theoretical and empirical studies in this volume examine issues such as:

- how resources are tailored or otherwise changed as situations change;

- how a resource is maintained and reused within an organization;

- the ways in which the value of a resource comes to be understood;

- the ways in which an artifact is transformed to function more effectively;

- how one might approach the problem of designing a resource de novo.

About the authors

Written by senior researchers in CSCW. Wendy Kellogg is one of the founders of Human-Computer Interaction and CSCW.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Birth of an Organizational Resource: The Surprising Life of a Cheat Sheet

    Halverson, Christine A. (et al.)

    Pages 9-35

  • The Zephyr Help Instance as a CSCW Resource

    Ackerman, Mark S. (et al.)

    Pages 37-57

  • Co-Realization: Toward a Principled Synthesis of Ethnomethodology and Participatory Design

    Hartswood, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 59-94

  • Figuring Out How to Figure Out: Supporting Expertise Sharing in Online Systems

    Erickson, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 95-114

  • Representational Gestures as Cognitive Artifacts for Developing Theories in a Scientific Laboratory

    Becvar, Amaya (et al.)

    Pages 117-143

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Resources, Co-Evolution and Artifacts
Book Subtitle
Theory in CSCW
Editors
  • Mark S. Ackerman
  • Christine A. Halverson
  • Thomas Erickson
  • Wendy A. Kellogg
Series Title
Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-901-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-901-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-900-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-671-9
Series ISSN
1431-1496
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 332
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