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Recovering the emergent logic of pair working in a software design exercise

Ikeya, Nozomi; Luck, Rachael and Randall, Dave (2012). Recovering the emergent logic of pair working in a software design exercise. Design Studies, 33(6) pp. 611–629.

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This paper develops a deeper understanding of professional software design by examining the emergent logic of a software design exercise. Decision-making is evident as ‘product’ of activity, including coordinated attention to primarily two artefacts, the brief and the whiteboard. Thus, we pay attention to the ‘situatedness’ of decision-making, which is not one person’s accomplishment, but is interactively carried out through treating what is known to the participants such as requirements written in the brief as ‘documentary’ of what is to be understood. The paper examines how each pair resolved the requirements uncertainties, by treating different ‘users’ differently. Our examination reveals how different approaches to the design exercise were actually organised to shed new light on software design practices.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN: 0142-694X
Keywords: ethnomethodology; software design; design practice; reasoning; problem solving
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 37783
Depositing User: Rachael Luck
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2013 14:21
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 07:19
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