Scenarios as springboards in design of CSCW

Susanne Bødker, Ellen Christiansen
1994 DAIMI Report Series  
Our point of departure is that the relationship between social science, cooperative working and technology is not as much a matter of differences in understanding, as it is a matter of how to accomplish change. This chapter outlines an approach to design of CSCW where change is addressed in terms of "expansion of the work practice". To facilitate the change process as a process of expansion, scenarios are used as springboards. Creation and use of scenarios are supported by a conceptual
more » ... conceptual "toolbox". The foundation for this toolbox is an understanding of the design process as "abductive thinking" consisting of idea generation and systematic reflection, and an understanding of design tools inspired from activity theory. As design processes may involve different communities of practice, we discuss the role of scenarios as boundary objects.
doi:10.7146/dpb.v23i488.6982 fatcat:26lioiaasze7zfnsajyrb5bwea