Posts tagged in boundary objects

Hendry, D.G. 2004, “Communication functions and the adaptation of design representations in interdisciplinary teams”, The 5th conference on Designing interactive systems: processes, practices, methods, and techniques (DIS ’04)ACM, New York, USA, pp. 123.

Design representations are used in user centered design to direct the design process and communication functions to enlist interdisciplinary participation. Five functions of design representations are listed in the paper (based

Continue reading...Hendry, D.G. 2004, “Communication functions and the adaptation of design representations in interdisciplinary teams”, The 5th conference on Designing interactive systems: processes, practices, methods, and techniques (DIS ’04)ACM, New York, USA, pp. 123.

Boland and Tenkasi (1995) Perspective Making and Perspective Taking in Communities of Knowing, Organization Science, 6(4), pp.350-372

I read this paper because Karsten (2001) used the concepts from this article. Authors refer to communication that strengthens the unique knowledge of a community as perspective making

Continue reading...Boland and Tenkasi (1995) Perspective Making and Perspective Taking in Communities of Knowing, Organization Science, 6(4), pp.350-372

Henderson (1991) Flexible Sketches and Inflexible Data Bases: Visual Communication, Conscription Devices, and Boundary Objects in Design Engineering, Science Technology Human Values, 16(4), pp.448-473

Visual representations, sketches and drawings, work as conscription devices, which enlist and organize group participation. They also work as boundary objects, which facilitate the reading of alternative meanings by people involved

Continue reading...Henderson (1991) Flexible Sketches and Inflexible Data Bases: Visual Communication, Conscription Devices, and Boundary Objects in Design Engineering, Science Technology Human Values, 16(4), pp.448-473

Karsten, H. et al. (2001) Crossing boundaries and conscripting participation: representing and integrating knowledge in a paper machinery project, European Journal of Information Systems, 10, pp.89-98

In this paper, the authors analyze how technical specification of a paper machine acted as a boundary object to help perspective taking. In addition, they analyse how the specification was used

Continue reading...Karsten, H. et al. (2001) Crossing boundaries and conscripting participation: representing and integrating knowledge in a paper machinery project, European Journal of Information Systems, 10, pp.89-98

Akkerman, S. F., and Bakker, A. (2011). Boundary Crossing and Boundary Objects. Review of Educational Research, 81(2), 132-169.

This is a review of boundary object and boundary crossing literature. Boundaries are becoming more explicit and an important area of research due to increased specialization (for example, companies focus only

Continue reading...Akkerman, S. F., and Bakker, A. (2011). Boundary Crossing and Boundary Objects. Review of Educational Research, 81(2), 132-169.

Ewenstein and Whyte (2009) Knowledge Practices in Design: The Role of Visual Representations as Epistemic Objects

The starting point for the paper is the fact that the more objects are studied the more diffuse they become. Boundary objects are studied but their representational capacity is only discussed

Continue reading...Ewenstein and Whyte (2009) Knowledge Practices in Design: The Role of Visual Representations as Epistemic Objects

Betz, M. (2010) The Secret Life of Machines -Boundary Objects in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Pervasive Computing 2010, Lecture notes in Computer Science, vol 6030, pp. 174-191

I found this paper to be interesting since it tackles the same challenges that we have studied: boundary objects in maintenance. The data for this paper was collected with observations, which

Continue reading...Betz, M. (2010) The Secret Life of Machines -Boundary Objects in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Pervasive Computing 2010, Lecture notes in Computer Science, vol 6030, pp. 174-191

Lindgren, H. (2012) Knowledge Artifacts as Tools to Communicate and Develop Knowledge in Collaborative User-Driven Design, CBMS 2012

This paper had some of the keywords I use, but was little bit off my topic. It is focused on development of ICT-tools that help collaboration and care in clinical context

Continue reading...Lindgren, H. (2012) Knowledge Artifacts as Tools to Communicate and Develop Knowledge in Collaborative User-Driven Design, CBMS 2012

Nicolini et al. (2012) Understanding the Role of Objects in Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration, Organization Science, 23(3), pp.612-629

This paper constructs a framework that helps shed light on the shifting status of objects used in collaborationby using a pluralist appoarch (using multiple theoretical perspectives). The approach suggests that objects

Continue reading...Nicolini et al. (2012) Understanding the Role of Objects in Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration, Organization Science, 23(3), pp.612-629