Is it Possible to Combine a Phenomenological and a Functionalistic Approach?

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    The purpose of this position paper is to stimulate a debate concerning if and how it is possible to combine a phenomenological and a functionalistic approach within systems design - and how research could try to find answers to this question. A general philosophical view on the two approaches is briefly outlined and their relations to the design process is discussed. It is suggested that an effort should be to try to combine the two approaches and some of the problems that this effort must face is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th IRIS : Part I
    EditorsK. Kautz, G. Bjerknes, T. Bratteteig
    Number of pages8
    PublisherDepartment of Informatics, University of Oslo
    Publication date1992
    Publication statusPublished - 1992
    EventIRIS - Larkollen, Norway
    Duration: 9 Aug 199212 Aug 1992
    Conference number: 15



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