ANT-Maps: Visualising Perspectives of Business and Information Systems
2013 (English)In: ICIS 2013 Proceedings, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
In the IS-literature, graphical representations often accompany Actor Network Theory (ANT) analyses of IS-initiatives, serving as tools for improving visibility of the case and interest and power of actors. Building on a comprehensive literature survey, we identify a gap in existing visualisation approaches, as these mainly focus on offering visual support of the case. We present a visualisation approach and a generic, precise and well defined notation that is directly mapped to key concepts of ANT, highlighting the process of translating actors to commit to the implementation initiative. The approach is illustrated by an actor-network analysis of a particular IS-initiative in a Swedish media house.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Actor-network theory, Information system research, Visualization
Information Systems, Social aspects
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-215753OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-215753DiVA: diva2:688385
34th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS); Milan, Italy; 15-18 December 2013