In search of an integrative vision for technology : interdisciplinary studies in information systems (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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In search of an integrative vision for technology : interdisciplinary studies in information systems

Author: S Strijbos; Andrew Basden
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2011.
Series: Contemporary systems thinking
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a fascinating reading experience for anyone interested in an inquiring relationship between technical progress and the quality of the human condition. The book also manages to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Strijbos; Andrew Basden
ISBN: 9781441940704 1441940707
OCLC Number: 779865272
Notes: Publ. originalement en: 2006.
Description: 310 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: In Search of an Integrative Vision for Technology.- Introduction: In Search of an Integrative Vision for Technology.- Artifacts and their Development.- Aspects of Knowledge Representation.- Reflecting on the Use of the Concept of Qualifying Function in System Design.- Elicitation of Highly Interdisciplinary Knowledge.- An Appreciative Critique and Refinement of Checkland's Soft Systems Methodology.- Socio-Technical Systems.- The Systems Character of Modern Technology.- Communication Without Bounds?.- Norms of Communication and the Rise of the Network Society.- Human Practices.- Evaluation of Systems in Human Practice.- Multimodal Investigation of Technology-Aided Human Practice in Business Operations.- An Aspectual Understanding of the Human Use of Information Technology.- Directional Perspectives.- The Idea of a Systems Ethics.- Normative Sources of Systems Thinking: An Inquiry into Religious Ground-Motives of Systems Thinking Paradigms.- Towards a 'Disclosive Systems Thinking'.- Critical Reflections.- Reflections on the CPTS Model of Interdisciplinarity.- Technology and Systems - but What about the Humanities?.
Series Title: Contemporary systems thinking
Responsibility: edited by Sytse Strijbos and Andrew Basden.

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