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SEQUENCING DESIGN DNA: A SET OF METHODOLOGICAL ARTIFACTS FOR SEQUENCING SOCIO-TECHNICAL DESIGN ROUTINES
ICIS 2010 Proceedings
  • James Gaskin, Case Western Reserve University
  • Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University
  • Veeresh Thummadi, Case Western Reserve University
  • Douglas Schutz, Temple University
  • Youngjin Yoo, Temple University
  • Aaron Weiss, Temple University
  • Nicholas Berente, University of Georgia
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Abstract

With the introduction of new digital and physical tools into the workplace, the process of design has dramatically changed over the past few decades. Thus, design processes have evolved into many forms which vary, not only between organizations, but within organizations, and even within teams over time. These myriad “mutations” of the design process call for a new method to identify patterns of design activity and their change in order to deeply understand the design process. In this paper we suggest a new method for identifying patterns of activity in design teams. Such activity involves composites of distributed interactions – both socially and across digital and physical artifacts. We argue that these identifiable patterns comprise the "DNA" of design routines. To capture these patterns, we extend the sequence analysis techniques that are commonly used in genetic research to capture a design team’s interactions with both digital and physical tools over time.

Citation Information
James Gaskin, Kalle Lyytinen, Veeresh Thummadi, Douglas Schutz, et al.. "SEQUENCING DESIGN DNA: A SET OF METHODOLOGICAL ARTIFACTS FOR SEQUENCING SOCIO-TECHNICAL DESIGN ROUTINES" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kalle_lyytinen/37/