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Tracing genres through organizations : a sociocultural approach to information design

Author: Clay Spinuzzi
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2003.
Series: Acting with technology.
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"In Tracing Genres through Organizations, Clay Spinuzzi examines the everyday improvisations by workers who deal with designed information and shows how understanding this impromptu creation can improve information design. He argues that the traditional user-centered approach to design does not take into consideration the unofficial genres that spring up as workers write notes, jot down ideas, and read aloud from an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spinuzzi, Clay.
Tracing genres through organizations.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2003046406
(OCoLC)51923321
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clay Spinuzzi
ISBN: 9780262257015 0262257017
OCLC Number: 61744934
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 246 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Introduction: tyrants, heroes, and victims in information design --
2. Integrating research scope --
3. Tracing genres across developmental eras: the ALAS activity system --
4. Tracing genres across levels of scope: a study of PC-ALAS use --
5. Embedded contradictions: two studies of GIS-ALAS genre hybrids --
6. Designing open systems: possible trajectories for ALAS genres.
Series Title: Acting with technology.
Responsibility: Clay Spinuzzi.
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A sociocultural study of workers' ad hoc genre innovations and their significance for information design.  Read more...

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--Liam J. Bannon, Director, Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick --Stuart A. Selber, Assistant Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University --Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Director, Read more...

 
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