Cooperative Work and Coordinative Practices: Contributions to the Conceptual Fou

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller the_nile (959.913) 98.2%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 130822629750 FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE Cooperative Work and Coordinative Practices by Kjeld Schmidt Information technology has for decades been used for organisational purposes such as accounting, but is increasingly being applied to the activities of multiple users in complex professional environments. This book covers the latest systems design parameters. FORMAT Hardcover LANGUAGE English CONDITION Brand New Publisher Description Information technology has been used in organisational settings and for organisational purposes such as accounting, for a half century, but IT is now increasingly being used for the purposes of mediating and regulating complex activities in which multiple professional users are involved, such as in factories, hospitals, architectural offices, and so on. The economic importance of such coordination systems is enormous but their design often inadequate. The problem is that our understanding of the coordinative practices for which these systems are developed is deficient, leaving systems developers and software engineers to base their designs on commonsensical requirements analyses.The research reflected in this book addresses these very problems. It is a collection of articles which establish a conceptual foundation for the research area of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. Notes Brings together both classic and less well known articles on the phenomena of cooperative work and coordinative practicesProvides critical elements of the conceptual foundation of CSCWIncludes research carried out in a number of European institutions Table of Contents Preface.- Part I: Progress Report.- Cooperative work and coordinative practices.- Part II: Surveying the connections.- Riding a tiger, or CSCW(1991).- Taking CSCW seriously (1992).- The organisation of cooperative work (1994).- Coordination mechanisms (1996).- Of maps and scripts (1997).- The critical role of workplace studies in CSCW (2000).- The problem with awareness (2002).- Remarks on the complexity of cooperative work (2002).- Ordering systems (2004).- Part III: CSCW reconsidered.- Formation and Fragmentation.- Frail foundations.- Dispelling the mythology of computational artifacts.- References.- Index Review From the reviews:"A book dealing with the history of CSCW and technological development ... . This is a valuable and informative piece of work. ... this book contributes with a number of very interesting and thought-provoking discussions that force the reader to reflect and examine ones own position. ... I very much appreciate the extensive work that Schmidt has done on collaborative work, both empirically and theoretically, which I find fundamental and a must-read to researchers in the CSCW area." (Maria Normark, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Vol. 21, 2012) Details ISBN1848000677 Author Kjeld Schmidt Publisher Springer London Ltd Series Computer Supported Cooperative Work ISBN-10 1848000677 ISBN-13 9781848000674 Format Hardcover Imprint Springer London Ltd Place of Publication England Country of Publication United Kingdom DEWEY 004 Media Book Year 2011 Publication Date 2011-02-09 Short Title COOPERATIVE WORK & COORDINATIV Language English Edition Description Edition. Pages 472 Edition 2011th Illustrations 1 Tables, black and white; XVI, 472 p. Subtitle Contributions to the Conceptual Foundations of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Dimensions155mm x 235mm x 26mm We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and well over a million items - you're bound to find what you want, at a price you'll love! 30 DAY RETURN POLICY No questions asked, 30 day returns! FREE DELIVERY No matter where you are in Australia, delivery is free. SECURE PAYMENT Peace of mind by paying through PayPal and eBay Buyer Protection TheNile_Item_ID:36342312; Condition: Brand new, ISBN-13: 9781848000674, Format: Hardcover, Language: English

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