"I Can Simply…"?: Theorizing Simplicity as a Design Principle and Usage Factor

Matthias Trier, Alexander Richter

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    Abstract

    The usage of social software to support collaboration and knowledge management in corporate intranets is a pervasive topic in practice and research. However, there remain many open research questions concerning its socio-technical system design. To address this gap and to contribute to a deeper understanding of the role and success of corporate social software, we first identify and conceptualize simplicity as an influential design principle and usage factor. We propose a theoretical framework that helps us to empirically study the role of simplicity based on six case vignettes of corporate social software implementation and use. From the theoretical basis and the empirical analysis we develop a series of theoretical propositions and discuss implications for IS design and adoption.
    The usage of social software to support collaboration and knowledge management in corporate intranets is a pervasive topic in practice and research. However, there remain many open research questions concerning its socio-technical system design. To address this gap and to contribute to a deeper understanding of the role and success of corporate social software, we first identify and conceptualize simplicity as an influential design principle and usage factor. We propose a theoretical framework that helps us to empirically study the role of simplicity based on six case vignettes of corporate social software implementation and use. From the theoretical basis and the empirical analysis we develop a series of theoretical propositions and discuss implications for IS design and adoption.

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2013
    Number21
    LocationUtrecht University, Utrecht Science Park 'de Uithof'
    CountryNetherlands
    CityUtrecht
    Period05/06/201308/06/2013
    Internet address
    SeriesProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
    ISSN0000-0034

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      Trier, M., & Richter, A. (2013). "I Can Simply…"? Theorizing Simplicity as a Design Principle and Usage Factor. In ECIS 2013 Proceedings [Paper 79] Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
      Trier, Matthias ; Richter, Alexander. / "I Can Simply…"? Theorizing Simplicity as a Design Principle and Usage Factor. ECIS 2013 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2013. (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems).
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      Trier, M & Richter, A 2013, "I Can Simply…"? Theorizing Simplicity as a Design Principle and Usage Factor. in ECIS 2013 Proceedings., Paper 79, Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Atlanta, GA, Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems, Utrecht, Netherlands, 05/06/2013.

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      ECIS 2013 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2013. Paper 79.

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

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      Trier M, Richter A. "I Can Simply…"? Theorizing Simplicity as a Design Principle and Usage Factor. In ECIS 2013 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). 2013. Paper 79. (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems).