Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHuvila, Isto
dc.contributor.authorEnwald, Heidi
dc.contributor.authorEriksson-Backa, Kristina
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Ying-Hsang
dc.contributor.authorHirvonen, Noora
dc.identifier.citationJournal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 2021, 1-15.en_US
dc.description.abstractInformation behavior and practices (IBP) research has been repeatedly criticized for having little impact on information systems development (ISD). Claiming that there is a complete disconnect would be an exaggeration but it is apparent that it is not always easy to translate findings of IBP research to workable design recommendations. Based on a reading of earlier literature and a closer investigation of three illustrative example contexts, this article underlines that the value of IBP research for ISD lies in its capability to inform ISD of the variety of ways people deal with information beyond individual systems, their own wants and designers' assumptions. Moreover, it highlights that the implications of information systems go beyond their primary users. Instead of overemphasizing the contextuality of findings, a part of IBP research would benefit from an increased focus on explicating its epistemological extents and limits and identifying, which findings are transferable, what distinguishes specific contexts, what are their defining constraints and priorities, and what aspects of their uniqueness are assumptions and simple clichés.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAcademy of Finland, Grant/Award Numbers: 287084, 318930; Airbus Central Research & Technology; European Cooperation in Science and Technology; H2020 European Research Council, Grant/Award Number: 818210; Vetenskapsrådet, Grant/Award Number: 340-2012-5751; University of Ouluen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of the Association for Information Science and Technology;
dc.rightsNavngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectInformation behavioren_US
dc.subjectInformation systems developmenten_US
dc.subjectDesign recommendationsen_US
dc.subjectInformational needsen_US
dc.titleInformation behavior and practices research informing information systems designen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2021 The Authorsen_US
dc.source.journalJournal of the Association for Information Science and Technologyen_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Navngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Navngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal