Human Centered Methods in Information Systems: Current Research and Practice

Human Centered Methods in Information Systems: Current Research and Practice

Steve Clarke (University of Hull Business School, UK) and Brian Lehaney (University of Luton Business School, UK)
Release Date: July, 1999|Copyright: © 2000 |Pages: 241|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-64-3
ISBN13: 9781878289643|ISBN10: 1878289640|EISBN13: 9781930708563
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The 1980s and 1990s have seen a growing interest in research and practice in information systems design and development from a human-centered perspective. This interest is accelerated by the increase in organizations in which the human resource provides the means to key competitive advantage.

Human Centered Methods in Information Systems: Current Research and Practice is a compilation of contributed chapters by researchers and practitioners addressing the relationships between human activity, organizational issues and technology.

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Steve Clarke, Ph.D.received a BSc in Economics from The University of Kingston Upon Hull, an MBA from the University of Luton, and a PhD in human centred approaches to information systems development from Brunel University (UK). He is a professor of Information Systems in the University of Hull Business School (UK). He has extensive experience in management systems and information systems consultancy and research, focusing primarily on the identification and satisfaction of user needs and issues connected with knowledge management. His research interests include: social theory and information systems practice; strategic planning; and the impact of user involvement in the development of management systems. Professor Clarke is the co-editor of two books, Socio-Technical and Human Cognition Elements of Information Systems, 2003 published by Idea Group Publishing, and Beyond Knowledge Management, 2004 published by Idea Group Publishing.
Brian Lehaney is Head of Statistics and Operational Research and Professor of Systems Management at Coventry University’s School of Mathematical and Information Sciences (UK). He is an experienced, active researcher, and was recently Project Leader on an EC-funded project on knowledge management. He has published in many international refereed journals, and he has also worked as a referee and editor for such journals. He has examined PhDs for other universities, and has had his own students complete PhDs successfully. His focus is on theory into practice in the knowledge management domain. His current PhD students are working on knowledge culture and knowledge sharing. He has been a reviewer of large-sum projects for various funding bodies. He has given keynote and plenary papers at major international conferences on the theme of culture, process, and outcomes. He is a Fellow of the Operational Research society and a member of the Committee of Professors in Operational Research. Brian is joint editor of OR Insight.