Building information systems as universalized locals

Mark Hartswood, Alexander Voss, Rob Procter, Mark Rouncefield, Roger Slack, Robin Williams

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Abstract  We report on our experiences in a participatory design project to develop ICTs in a hospital ward working with deliberate self-harm patients. This project involves the creation and constant re-creation of socio-technical ensembles that satisfy the various, changing and often contradictory and conflicting needs in this context. Such systems are shaped in locally meaningful ways but nevertheless reach beyond their immediate context to gain wider importance and to be integrated with the larger environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-108
Number of pages19
JournalKnowledge, Technology & Policy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2001


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