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Volker Wulf, Volkmar Pipek, David Randall, Markus Rohde, Kjeld Schmidt, and Gunnar Stevens


The last 25 years have seen a small revolution in our approach to the understanding of new technology and information systems. It has become a founding assumption of computer-supported cooperative work and human–computer interaction that in the future, if not already, most computer applications will be socially embedded in the sense that they will become infrastructures (in some sense) for the development of the social practices which they are designed to support. Assuming that IT artifacts have to be understood in this sociotechnical way, traditional criteria for good design in computer scien ... More

Keywords: practice-based computing, practice, appropriation, information system, infrastructuring

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198733249
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198733249.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Volker Wulf, editor
Professor in Information Systems and New Media, University of Siegen

Volkmar Pipek, editor
Associate Professor for Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Media, University of Siegen

David Randall, editor
Senior Professor, University of Siegen

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Dave Randall, Markus Rohde, Kjeld Schmidt, and Volker Wulf

Part I Conceptual Foundations

1 Grounded Design

Gunnar Stevens, Markus Rohde, Matthias Korn, and Volker Wulf

3 “Practice Theory”

Kjeld Schmidt

4 Making Use

Gunnar Stevens and Volkmar Pipek

5 A Bridge Too Far?

Charlotte P. Lee and Kjeld Schmidt

Part II Methodological Positionings

10 Praxlabs

Corinna Ogonowski, Timo Jakobi, Claudia MüLler, and Jan Hess

Part III Design Case Studies

12 come_NET

Konstantin Aal, Anne Weibert, Kai Schubert, Mary-Ann Sprenger, and Thomas Von Rekowski

13 Enabling Users of Enterprise Systems to Mash Up Resources and Develop Widgets

Michael Spahn, Julian Dax, Fahri Yetim, and Volkmar Pipek

14 A Fitting Solution

Kaori Kashimura, Takafumi Kawasaki jr., Nozomi Ikeya, and Dave Randall

15 Toward Transferability in Grounded Design

Matthias Betz and Volker Wulf

Part IV Meta-Research

16 Research into Design-Research Practices

Dave Randall, Tobias Dyrks, Bernhard Nett, Volkmar Pipek, Leonardo Ramirez, Gunnar Stevens, Ina Wagner, and Volker Wulf


Volkmar Pipek, Dave Randall, and Volker Wulf

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