Resources, Co-Evolution and Artifacts

Theory in CSCW

  • Mark S. Ackerman
  • Christine A. Halverson
  • Thomas Erickson
  • Wendy A. Kellogg

Part of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Artifacts and Their Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Christine A. Halverson, Mark S. Ackerman
      Pages 9-35
    3. Mark S. Ackerman, Leysia Palen
      Pages 37-57
    4. Mark Hartswood, Rob Procter, Roger Slack, Alex Voß, Monika Büscher, Mark Rouncefield et al.
      Pages 59-94
    5. Thomas Erickson, Christine A. Halverson, Wendy A. Kellogg
      Pages 95-114
  3. Contextualizing Influences–Language, Trust, and Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Paul P. Maglio, Eser Kandogan, Eben Haber
      Pages 145-166
  4. Theorizing: Coordination, Co-realization, and Structuration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Stuart Anderson, Gillian Hardstone, Rob Procter, Robin Williams
      Pages 221-253
    3. Mark S. Ackerman, Christine A. Halverson, Thomas Erickson, Wendy A. Kellogg
      Pages 307-324
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 325-332

About this book


How do software and other technical systems come to be adopted and used?

People use software and other technical systems in many ways, and a considerable amount of time and energy may be spent integrating the functionality of the system with the everyday activities it is intended to support. Understanding how this comes about, and understanding how to design systems so that it happens more easily, is a topic of great interest to the CSCW, IT and IS communities.

Resources, Co-Evolution and Artifacts: Theory in CSCW approaches this problem by looking at resources - artifacts that have come to be used in a particular manner in a given situation - and examining how they get created, adopted, modified, and abandoned. The theoretical and empirical studies in this volume examine issues such as:

- how resources are tailored or otherwise changed as situations change;

- how a resource is maintained and reused within an organization;

- the ways in which the value of a resource comes to be understood;

- the ways in which an artifact is transformed to function more effectively;

- how one might approach the problem of designing a resource de novo.


CSCW Information technology berck configuration design development human computer interaction information systems organization requirements resource management system administration

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark S. Ackerman
    • 1
  • Christine A. Halverson
    • 2
  • Thomas Erickson
    • 3
  • Wendy A. Kellogg
    • 4
  1. 1.University of MichiganUSA
  2. 2.IBM ResearchCA
  3. 3.IBM ResearchUSA
  4. 4.IBM ResearchUSA

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