On the logic of Bricolage - a case study in system design
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Baumgartner, P., Salzgeber, S. & Wydra, D. (2000). On the logic of Bricolage - a case study in system design. In J. Bourdeau & R. Heller (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2000 (pp. 95-99). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2000
Jacqueline Bourdeau & Rachelle Heller
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This paper describes the development of an internet-based 3-D service system for students. Starting as an information service for just one major field of study (business education), the anarchic implementation process permanently enlarged the system boundaries. From the viewpoint of technical rationality, the system design of the reported project was badly planned and designed. It is argued, that following the directions of a technical engineer approach would have resulted in a stop of the project. In contrast to the traditional technical solution, we will, based on lessons learned from organzition theories, show that the logic of bricolage (a mental model of handcraft) is an adequate metaphor for describing and maybe even for planning design processes.
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