Principles for IT Praxiography

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Abstract

As information technologies become increasingly distributed, assembled and evolving through use, new conceptualizations of IT-as-artifact are pertinent. This theoretical paper compares two different analytical approaches that explicitly attempt to move beyond our commonplace conceptions of information technologies as single, fixed, and stable objects. The paper starts by outlining a structurational practice approach, an influential line of research in the Information Systems field. Secondly, a more radical practice approach is borrowed from the field of Science and Technology Studies and discussed as a promising path for bringing the complexities of contemporary IT into view. Building on the latter practice approach, the paper concludes with a set of principles for conducting IT praxiography that can improve our understanding of how IT emerges through a range of differing sites, practices and concerns.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato29 jun. 2010
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - 29 jun. 2010
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedThe 6th International Conference on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics - Orlando, USA
Varighed: 29 jun. 20102 jul. 2010
Konferencens nummer: 6

Konference

KonferenceThe 6th International Conference on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics
Nummer6
LandUSA
ByOrlando
Periode29/06/201002/07/2010

Citer dette

Strand, D. L. (2010). Principles for IT Praxiography. Afhandling præsenteret på The 6th International Conference on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics, Orlando, USA.