Designing for Networked Communications: Strategies and Development, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599040719
  • ISBN-13: 9781599040714
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 305 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Designing for Networked Communications: Strategies and Development explains how to plan, use, and understand the products and the dynamic social processes and tasks some of the most vital innovations in the knowledge society depend upon - social as well as technological. Focusing on various forms of design, implementation and integration of computer mediated communication, this book bridges the academic fields of computer science and communication studies.

Designing for Networked Communications uses an interdisciplinary approach, and presents results from recent and important research in a variety of forms for networked communications. A constructive and critical view of the interplay between the new electronic and the more conventional modes of communication are utilized, while studies of organizational work practices demonstrate that the use of new technologies and media is best understood and integrated into work practices. In this process of merging, both are remodelled and rearranged while being adapted to the practices and activities for which they were designed.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Designing for Networked Communications: Strategies and Development: Table of Contents.
1: Evolving Information Ecologies: The Appropriation of New Media in Organizations.
2: Incompleteness and Unpredictability of Networked Communications in Use.
3: Strategies for Organizational Implementation of Networked Communication in Distributed Organizations.
4: Participatory Design and Creativity in Development of Information and Communication Technologies.
5: Information and Function Chunks as Building Blocks in the Control Room of Life.
6: A Short History of Designing for Communication on the Web.
7: Fostering Innovation in Networked Communications: Test and Experimentation Platforms for Broadband Systems.
8: Envisioning Potential: Stories of Networked Learning Designs from a UK University.
9: Reflective Designing for Actors and Avatars in Virtual Worlds.
10: The Psychology of Online Sociability: Theory and Examples.
11: Designing Control of Computer-Mediated Gifting in Sharing Networks.
12: Mobile Networked Text Communication: The Case of SMS and Its Influence on Social Interaction.
About the Authors.