This book records one of the continuous attempts of the IFIP Working Group 8. 2, studying the interaction of information systems and the organization, to explore and understand the shifting boundaries and dependencies between organizational activities and their computer support. The book marks the result of the IFIP WG 8. 2 conference on qDesigning Ubiquitous Information Environments: Socio-Technical Issues and Challenges. q Since its inception in the late 1970s, IFIP WG 8. 2 has sought to understand how computer-based information systems interact and must be designed as an integrated part of the organizational design. At that time, information systems handled repetitive and remote back-office functions and the main concern was work task design for repetitive input tasks and the potential impact of improved information support on organizational decision-making and structure. The focus of the information system design shifted in the 1980s when computers became part of the furniture and moved into the office. Reflecting this significant change, IFIP WG 8. 2 in 1989 organized a conference dedicated to the design and impact of desktop technology in order to examine how organizational processes and the locus of action changed when the computer was moved into the office. Sixteen years later, we are experiencing another significant change. Computers are now becoming part of our body and sensory system and will move out of the traditional office locations and into the wilderness. Again, IFIP WG 8.IFIP TC8 WG 8.2 International Working Conference, August 1-3, 2005, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. Carsten SAcrensen, Youngjin Yoo, Kalle Lyytinen, Janice DeGross ... After all, during the three weeks the action research development team spent driving a Saab 9-3 to test the ... possible issue, but after some training, we managed to negotiate rush-hour traffic without running into the problem discussed here.
|Title||:||Designing Ubiquitous Information Environments: Socio-Technical Issues and Challenges|
|Author||:||Carsten Sørensen, Youngjin Yoo, Kalle Lyytinen, Janice DeGross|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2006-01-17|