Intercalating the social and the technical: Socially robust and enduring computing

David Hakken*, Maurizio Teli, Vincenzo D'Andrea

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Abstract

This short paper presents our research agenda for a more socially oriented software production, drawing upon the empirical evidences of failure of software organisation in providing enduring software. Constructing a socio-technical perspective on the basis of social sciences research on technology, we outline a research program aimed at building software that could be more reliable and be useful longer. Our guiding principles are the symmetry between the social and the technical, and their intercalation in the development process, and Participatory Design is one of our foundational disciplines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPDC '10 Proceedings of the 11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication dateDec 2010
Pages231-234
ISBN (Print)9781450301312
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2010 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 29 Nov 20103 Dec 2010

Conference

Conference11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2010
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period29/11/201003/12/2010
SponsorThe UTS Human Centred Technology Design Research Strength, Roskilde Univ., Dep. Commun., Bus. Inf. Technol., University of Technology, The Faculty of Engineering and IT, CHISIG, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, Digital Eskimo, Zumio

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Keywords

  • Computer science
  • Social science

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Hakken, D., Teli, M., & D'Andrea, V. (2010). Intercalating the social and the technical: Socially robust and enduring computing. In PDC '10 Proceedings of the 11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference (pp. 231-234). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1900441.1900488