Designing for Networked Communications: Strategies and Development

Designing for Networked Communications: Strategies and Development

Simon Heilesen (Roskilde University, Denmark) and Sisse Siggaard Jensen (Roskilde University, Denmark)
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Release Date: January, 2007|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 322
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-069-1
ISBN13: 9781599040691|ISBN10: 1599040697|EISBN13: 9781599040714|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781599040707
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Designing for Networked Communications: Strategies and Development explains how to plan, use, and understand the products and the dynamic social processes and tasks some of the most vital innovations in the knowledge society depend upon– social as well as technological. Focusing on various forms of design, implementation and integration of computer mediated communication, this book bridges the academic fields of computer science and communication studies.

Designing for Networked Communications: Strategies and Development uses an interdisciplinary approach, and presents results from recent and important research in a variety of forms for networked communications. A constructive and critical view of the interplay between the new electronic and the more conventional modes of communication are utilized, while studies of organizational work practices demonstrate that the use of new technologies and media is best understood and integrated into work practices. In this process of merging, both are remodelled and rearranged while being adapted to the practices and activities for which they were designed.

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Editor Biographies
Simon Heilesen is an associate professor in Net Media at the Department of Communication Studies, Roskilde University, Denmark. His principle research interests are HCI-design and communication planning for the World Wide Web, and learning and collaboration in net environments. Since the early 1990s, he has been studying and practicing the design and evaluation of net media products as well as net based/supported education and publishing, first at Copenhagen University, later at Roskilde University. He is a member of various university and national committees for the development and dissemination of information and communication technology in Higher Education.
Sisse Siggaard Jensen is an associate professor in Net Media at the Department of Communication Studies, Roskilde University, Denmark. Her recent research projects are interdisciplinary integrating research on areas such as reflective practices and designing in 3D virtual worlds; social interaction and communication in new media; knowledge sharing and management in practice, e.g. in e-learning and multimedia business. She has been studying and practicing net based education for more than 15 years at various Danish universities and in several research projects: ‘Reflective Practices When Face-to-Interface’, ‘Knowledge and Management in IT firms’, ‘The 3D Agora-world’ EU project. Current research project: ‘Actors and Avatars Communicating in Virtual Worlds’. Visual anthropology and video-ethnography inspires her empirical research.
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