ISBN : 9780198733249
The book is an exploration of the theoretical, conceptual and methodological foundations of human-centred design. Specifically, it critically examines the notion of 'practice' and argues for an understanding of the concept which emanates from engagement with design problems rather than simply from social scientific theory. The contributors to the book in their various ways all subscribe to a systematic account of how practice- oriented studies can inform design.
Conceptual Foundations; 1 Gunnar Stevens, Markus Rohde, Matthias Korn, & Volker Wulf: Grounded Design: A Research Paradigm in Practice-based; 2 Kjeld Schmidt: Practice and technology, On the conceptual foundations of practice-centered computing; 3 Kjeld Schmidt: 'Practice theory': A critique; 4 Gunnar Stevens, Volkmar Pipek: Making Use; 5 Charlotte P. Lee, Kjeld Schmidt: A bridge too far? - Critical remarks on the concept of 'infrastructure' in CSCW and IS; Methodological Positionings; 6 Dave Randall: Investigation and Design; 7 Ina Wagner: Critical Reflections on Participation in Design; 8 Markus Rohde, Volker Wulf: Integrated Organization and Technology Development (OTD): A critical evaluation; 9 Gillian R. Hayes: Design, Action, and Practice: Three Branches of the Same Tree; 10 Corinna Ogonowski, Timo Jakobi, Claudia Muller, Jan Hess: PRAXLABS: A sustainable framework for user-centered ICT development - Cultivating research experiences from Living Labs in the home; Design Case Studies; 11 Claudia Muller, Lin Wan: ICT-Design in a Complex Moral Universe - Ethnography-based Development of a GPS Monitoring System for Persons who Wander; 12 Konstantin Aal, Anne Weibert, Kai Schubert, Mary-Ann Sprenger, Thomas von Rekowski: come_NET - Connecting Computer Clubs with a Community Platform; 13 Michael Spahn, Julian Dax, Fahri Yetim, Volkmar Pipek: Enabling Users of Enterprise Systems to Mashup Resources and Develop Widgets; 14 Nozomi Ikeya, Dave Randall, K. Kashimura, N. Kawasaki: A Fitting Solution; 15 Matthias Betz, Volker Wulf: Towards Transferability in Grounded Design: Comparing two Design Case Studies in Firefighting; Meta Research; 16 Dave Randall, Juri Dachtera, Tobias Dyrks, Bernhard Nett, Volkmar Pipek, Leonardo Ramirez, Gunnar Stevens, Ina Wagner, Volker Wulf: Research into Design Research Practices: Supporting an Agenda towards Self-Reflectivity and Transferability