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On the logic of Bricolage - a case study in system design PROCEEDINGS

, , University Innsbruck, Austria ; , Wydra Graphik, Germany

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-40-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper describes the development of an internet-based 3-D service system for students. Starting as an
information service for just one major field of study (business education), the anarchic implementation process
permanently enlarged the system boundaries. From the viewpoint of technical rationality, the system design of the
reported project was badly planned and designed. It is argued, that following the directions of a technical engineer
approach would have resulted in a stop of the project. In contrast to the traditional technical solution, we will, based
on lessons learned from organzition theories, show that the logic of bricolage (a mental model of handcraft) is an
adequate metaphor for describing and maybe even for planning design processes.

Citation

Baumgartner, P., Salzgeber, S. & Wydra, D. (2000). On the logic of Bricolage - a case study in system design. In J. Bourdeau & R. Heller (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2000--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 95-99). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 22, 2018 from .

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