The equipment nature of ‘the so-called’ IT Artifacts – Holistic ontology based IS design principles
2013 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
The topic of Information System (IS) design has ben extensively covered in design science literature.After introducing two main ontological stance of IS design, holism and dualism, this paper develops fourIS design principles that bases a holistic orientation. We first presenthe two underlining IS design coresof dualistic ontology, externality and determinacy, and their influence in the proces of IS design. We thendiscus end-users' holistic IS practice based on Heideger's tol analysis framework. After presentingnew technology apropriation case study, we further discus holistic based IS design principles and theiraplication in diferent IS design activites. Based on the empirical evidence, the paper demonstrates theefect of ontological level stance on the operational level of IS design, the concept of breakdown and itscontribution to the improvement of worksystem. We conclude by highlighting the ned for further study ofholistic IS design principles and its implication for organization.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ontology, IS design principles, Equipment, IT artifact, way of being
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-19972OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-19972DiVA: diva2:653630
2nd International Workshop in ”IT Artefact Design & Work practice Improvement”