Shoppers and Tailors: Participative Practices in Small Australian Design Companies

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dc.contributor.author Robertson, Toni en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:22:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-07T06:22:16Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.identifier 2009006857 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Robertson Toni 1998, 'Shoppers and Tailors: Participative Practices in Small Australian Design Companies', Springer, vol. 7, no. 3-4, pp. 205-221. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0925-9724 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/13505
dc.description.abstract The focus of this paper is the relations between the work practices and technology needs of small Australian design companies and the discourses of Participatory Design. Because these companies use off-the-shelf technology, these relations are shaped not just by factors specific to company size, but also by the geographic and cultural separation between the situation of use and the situation of design. User participation focuses on shopping decisions, and the fitting of purchased technology to the local work situation. While many aspects of job design can be extremely flexible within small companies, participation in the design of computer systems is bounded by the available products and the options for continuing design-in-use that are embedded within them. The paper starts from the recognition that participative practices are important in the design of any job. From this perspective the discourses of Participatory Design that are relevant to small companies are those that support the participative design of work, irrespective of the national or industrial location of the people involved. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1008626803428 en_US
dc.title Shoppers and Tailors: Participative Practices in Small Australian Design Companies en_US
dc.parent Computer Supported Cooperative Work: the journal of collaborative computing en_US
dc.journal.volume 7 en_US
dc.journal.number 3-4 en_US
dc.publocation Dordrecht, Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 205 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 221 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Computing and Communications en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 080602 en_US
dc.personcode 940522 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Computer-Human Interaction en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords participative practices, Participatory Design, small companies, shopping, tailoring, visual designers, workplace democracy en_US
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dc.staffid 940522 en_US


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