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“Use” discourses in system development: Can communication be improved?

Allwood, Carl Martin LU and Hakken, David (2008) In Cognition, Communication and Interaction. Transdisicplinary perspectives on interactive technology (Human-computer interaction series, v. 11) p.83-113
Abstract
This paper aims to provide a basis for renewed talk about "use" in computing. Four current "discourse arenas" are described. Different intentions manifest in each arena are linked to failures in "translation", different terminologies crossing disciplinary and national boundaries non-reflexively. Analysis of transnational use discourse dynamics shows much miscommunication. Conflicts like that between the "Scandinavian System Development School" and the "usability approach" have less current salience. Renewing our talk about use is essential to a participatory politics of information technology and will lead to clearer perception of the implications of letting new systems becoming primary media of social interaction.
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users, information system development, use, international perspectives, computing, computers and society
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Cognition, Communication and Interaction. Transdisicplinary perspectives on interactive technology (Human-computer interaction series, v. 11)
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Gill, Satinder P. and
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83 - 113
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Springer
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1571-5035
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978-1-84628-927-9 e-ISBN
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1846289262
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English
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  author       = {Allwood, Carl Martin and Hakken, David},
  editor       = {Gill, Satinder P.},
  isbn         = {978-1-84628-927-9 e-ISBN},
  issn         = {1571-5035},
  keyword      = {users,information system development,use,international perspectives,computing,computers and society},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {83--113},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Cognition, Communication and Interaction. Transdisicplinary perspectives on interactive technology (Human-computer interaction series, v. 11)},
  title        = {“Use” discourses in system development: Can communication be improved?},
  year         = {2008},
}