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Sjöström, Jonas
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Sjöström, J. & Ågerfalk, P. (2005). Investigating Communicative Features of User Interfaces. Systems, Signs & Actions, 1(1), 80-102
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Investigating Communicative Features of User Interfaces
2005 (English)In: Systems, Signs & Actions, ISSN 1652-8719, E-ISSN 1652-8719, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 80-102Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The concept of usability has evolved in different research communities and the focus of research has varied. During the last couple of years, research has been oriented towards acknowledging more appropriately the social context of IT system use. The purpose of this paper is to investigate further the usefulness of a communicative perspective on user interfaces, as a means to understand the IT artefact as part of social and organizational context. Such a perspective seems to be important to promote designs that are both use-able and act-able.

Keywords
Communication, User Interface, IT, Usability, Actability, Social Action, Case Study
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-2911 (URN)
Available from: 2007-08-01 Created: 2007-08-01 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Sjöström, J. & Goldkuhl, G. (2004). The semiotics of user interfaces: A socio-pragmatic perspective. In: Virtual, Distributed and Flexible Organisations: Studies in Organisational Semiotics (pp. 217-236). Netherlands: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The semiotics of user interfaces: A socio-pragmatic perspective
2004 (English)In: Virtual, Distributed and Flexible Organisations: Studies in Organisational Semiotics, Netherlands: Springer , 2004, p. 217-236Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Within the IS research field, there are many views on how to understand the use of IT systems. Within the community of organisational semiotics, Stamper’s semiotic framework has been used as a tool to understand information systems at different abstraction levels. Another theory related to organisational semiotics, Information Systems Actability Theory (ISAT), argues that social action theories and speech act theory are needed for a thorough understanding of the use of IT systems in organisations. The use of IT systems is considered to be performance of action within a social context. The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on user interfaces of information systems as a means to understand socio-pragmatic and communicative aspects of IS use. The theoretical foundation is based on semiotic and socio-pragmatic theories, and findings from a case study are presented and discussed in order to clarify the argumentation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Netherlands: Springer , 2004
Keywords
Semiotics, user interfaces, HCI, actability, social action
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-2922 (URN)1-4020-2161-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2007-07-31 Created: 2007-07-31 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
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