The Resource Making work visible : ethnographically grounded case studies of work practice, [edited by] Margaret H. Szymanski, Jack Whalen

Making work visible : ethnographically grounded case studies of work practice, [edited by] Margaret H. Szymanski, Jack Whalen

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Making work visible : ethnographically grounded case studies of work practice
Title
Making work visible
Title remainder
ethnographically grounded case studies of work practice
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Margaret H. Szymanski, Jack Whalen
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1970s, Xerox pioneered the involvement of social science researchers in technology design and in developing better ways of working. The Xerox legacy is a hybrid methodology that combines an ethnographic interest in direct observation in settings of interest with an ethnomethodological concern to make the study of interactional work an empirical, investigatory matter. This edited volume is an overview of Xerox's social science tradition. It uses detailed case studies that show how the client engagement was conducted over time and how the findings were consequential for business impact. Case studies in retail, production, office, and home settings cover four topics: practices around documents, the customer front, learning and knowledge-sharing, and competency transfer. The impetus for this book was a 2003 Xerox initiative to transfer knowledge about how to conduct ethnographically grounded work-practice studies to its consultants so that they may generate the kinds of knowledge generated by the researchers themselves"--
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Dewey number
331.25/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9802.3.U64
LC item number
X4763 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Learning in doing : social, cognitive, and computational perspectives
Label
Making work visible : ethnographically grounded case studies of work practice, [edited by] Margaret H. Szymanski, Jack Whalen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-371) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Tokyo to go: using field studies to inform the design of a mobile leisure guide for Japanese youth
  • Diane J. Schiano and Victoria Bellotti
  • Exploring documents and the future of work
  • Jennifer Watts-Perotti, Mary Ann Sprague, Patricia Wall, Catherine McCorkindale, Lisa Purvis, and Gabriele McLaughlin
  • New ways of working: the implications of work practice transitions
  • Mary Ann Sprague, Nathaniel Martin, and Johannes A. Koomen
  • Behind the scenes: the business side of medical records
  • Nathaniel Martin and Patricia Wall
  • Seeing the right colour: technical and practical solutions to the problem of accurate colour reproduction in the digital print industry
  • Tommaso Colombino, David Martin, Jacki O'Neill, Mary Ann Sprague, Jennifer Watts-Perotti, Jutta Willamowski, Frederic Roulland, and Antonietta Grasso
  • Work practice and technology: a retrospective
  • Integrated customer service: re-inventing a workscape
  • Jack Whalen and Marilyn Whalen
  • Interactions at a reprographics store
  • Erik Vinkhuyzen
  • Ethnography-inspired technology for remote help-giving
  • Jacki O'Neill, Peter Tolmie, Stefania Castellani, Antonietta Grasso, and Frederic Roulland
  • Sign of the times at the department store: replacing paper with electronic signs
  • Johannes A. Koomen
  • Communal knowledge sharing: the EUREKA story
  • Jack Whalen and Daniel G. Bobrow
  • Lucy Suchman
  • Designing document solutions for airline maintenance advisories
  • Patricia Wall and Johannes A. Koomen
  • Transforming information system design: enabling users to design
  • Yutaka Yamauchi
  • Rethinking how projects are managed: meeting communication across the organizational hierarchy
  • Erik Vinkhuyzen and Nozomi Ikeya
  • Fujitsu learned ethnography from PARC: establishing the social science center
  • Koji Kishimoto with a preface by Jack Whalen
  • The work practice center of excellence
  • Luke Plurkowski, Margaret H. Szymanski, Patricia Wall, and Johannes A. Koomen
  • Engineering investigations: what is made visible in making work visible?
  • Transferring ethnographic competence: personal reflections on the past and future of work practice analysis
  • Brigitte Jordan
  • Wes Sharrock and Graham Button
  • Uncovering the unremarkable
  • Peter Tolmie
  • Work practices to understand the implications of nascent technology
  • Francoise Brun-Cottan and Patricia Wall
Control code
ocn738433255
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 374 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139080033
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b25346660
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)738433255
  • pebco0511921365

Library Locations

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