Implicit or Explicit:: Understanding the role of Information Technology in Co- Creational Workshop Results
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The demand for increased efficiency and patient-centered care has been influencing the
development of healthcare in Sweden, and information technology has an important role in
that process. Developing and implementing systems for public healthcare have proven to be
a great challenge. One way to address this challenge is open innovation and co-creation.
While there are a lot of studies focusing on innovation processes, there is little research
regarding how technology is presented in the results. We have studied a co-creational
workshop that focused on putting new perspectives on the use of information technology in
healthcare. The workshop resulted in eight concepts which have been analyzed in terms of
how technology is expressed. The results were categorized into implicit and explicit use of
technology and this categorization indicates that the implicit use of technology is of the
bricolage kind. By being both implicit and bricolage-like, the concepts hold qualities that
make them more likely to be integrated into existing workplaces.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 29 p.
Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM), 2014.12
Co-creation, innovation, healthcare
Information Systems, Social aspects
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-90189OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-90189DiVA: diva2:726311
Master's Programme in Human-Computer Interaction