|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Social Sciences Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||What are workplace studies for?|
|Citation:||Plowman L, Rogers Y & Ramage M (1995) What are workplace studies for?, Marmolin Hans, Sundblad Yngve, Schmidt Kjeld (ed.) Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, 4th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Stockholm, Sweden, Springer / Kluwer, pp. 309-324.|
|Conference Name:||4th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work|
|Conference Location:||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Abstract:||We have considered the role of workplace studies in the CSCW literature which are intended to inform system design and implementation. We present a critique of these studies, categorised according to which phase of the design process they most inform, and discuss the tensions between providing explanatory accounts and usable design recommendations, the pressures on fieldworkers to provide both, the purposes different approaches serve, and the transition from fieldwork to system design.|
|Status:||Publisher version (final published refereed version)|
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