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User's knights in shining armour?
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
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2006 (English)In: IFIP International Federation for Information Processing: Social Informatics: An information society for all? : in remembrance of Rob Kling : proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC7), IFIP TC 9, Maribor, Slovenia, September 21-23, 2006, Springer , 2006, p. 265-278Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to address the relation between a user-centred objective and social constructionism and the possibility to refine user-centred fundamentals by enhancing the awareness of the relation between humans and the constructed environment. Through social constructionism we could enter a bit deeper into questions like; (1) reality's subjective character especially concerning technology development, (2) the importance of a power analysis while creating technological artefacts, (3) the importance of analysing our own role in technology's construction and (3) we are made aware of the importance of how technology is communicated to others. The article is in a way an extension of an argument put forward by Jacob Nielsen about usability as empiricism and/or ideology.

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Springer , 2006. p. 265-278
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IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Keywords [en]
user, relation with technology, user-centered design
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Computer and Information Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-5927DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-37876-3_22Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33846306349Local ID: 4855ISBN: 0-387-37875-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-5927DiVA, id: diva2:30960
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IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2008-09-30 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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