Triggering artefacts

  • Mogensen P
  • Robinson M
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Abstract

The paper presents a general critique of the use of conceptual frameworks in design, illustrated by the well known synchronous/asynchronous, co-located/non-co-located framework. It argues that while frameworks are a necessary and inevitable starting point for design, the business of tailoring and adapting them to specific situations need not be ad hoc.Triggering artefacts are a way of systematically challenging both designers' preunderstandings and the conservatism of work practice. Experiences from the Great Belt tunnel and bridge project are used to illustrate howtriggering artefacts change themodality of designing for change.

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  • Asynchronous
  • CSCW analysis
  • CSCW design
  • Co-located
  • Hypermedia
  • Remote
  • Synchronous

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Authors

  • Preben Mogensen

  • Mike Robinson

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