Computational Artifacts: Interactive and Collaborative Computing as an Integral Feature of Work Practice

Kjeld Schmidt, Jørgen P. Bansler

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The key concern of CSCW research is that of understanding computing technologies in the social context of their use, that is, as integral features of our practices and our lives, and to think of their design and implementation under that perspective. However, the question of the nature of that which is actually integrated in our practices is often discussed in confusing ways, if at all. The article aims to try to clarify the issue and in doing so revisits and reconsiders the notion of ‘computational artifact’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOOP 2016 : Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, 23-27 May 2016, Trento, Italy
EditorsAntonella De Angeli , Liam Bannon, Patrizia Marti, Silvia Bordin
Place of PublicationBerlin
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)9783319334639
ISBN (Electronic)9783319334646
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventThe 12th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems: Making Together - Trento, Italy
Duration: 22 May 201627 May 2016
Conference number: 12


ConferenceThe 12th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems
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