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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Author(s): Plowman, Lydia
Rogers, Yvonne
Ramage, Magnus
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Title: What are workplace studies for?
Editor(s): Marmolin, Hans
Sundblad, Yngve
Schmidt, Kjeld
Citation: Plowman L, Rogers Y & Ramage M (1995) What are workplace studies for? In: Marmolin Hans, Sundblad Yngve, Schmidt Kjeld (ed.) Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Springer / Kluwer. 4th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, 10.9.1995 - 14.9.1995, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 309-324.
Issue Date: Sep-1995
Conference Name: 4th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Conference Dates: 1995-09-10T00:00:00Z
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.
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