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Carlile, P.R., (2004), Transferring, Translating, and Transforming: An Integrative Framework for Managing Knowledge across Boundaries, Organization Science, 15(5), pp. 555-568

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Carlile describes how clay models were replaced with virtual models in car design. Both of these models were used as boundary objects to discuss the design trade-offs between different functions. Paper presents a framework for managing knowledge across boundaries, and … Continue reading

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Eckert, C., Boujut, J., (2003), The Role of Objects in Design Co-Operation: Communication through Physical or Virtual Objects, Computer supported cooperative work, 12, 145-151

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This is an introduction to a special issue on role of objects in design communication. People working together need to understand the objects in a compatible way, thus CSCW tools need to support the use of objects to convey meaning. … Continue reading

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Carlile, Paul R. (2002) A Pragmatic View of Knowledge and Boundaries: Boundary Objects in New Product Development, Organization Science, 13 (4) , pp. 442-455

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Paper looks at boundary objects from pragmatic view, but they also describes syntactic and semantic approaches. It lists Nonaka’s 1994 paper  as one example that uses semantic approach. I was interested in looking at what boundary objects are used in … Continue reading

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