Secondary design: A case of community participation

Matt Germonprez, Dirk Hovorka

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Abstract

Online communities often rely on the loyalty and time of community members to donate energy and expertise in processes of secondary design. The focus of this paper is regarding a breakdown in the processes of secondary design at such an online community. We follow a case of change at an established online community, Digg.com. Changes in technology components by Digg administration and the effects this has had on the Digg community members affected how members contributed to processes of secondary design. This case warrants investigation as organizations are increasingly attempting to leverage online communities in the design and development of systems. The case contributes to theorizing about secondary design and communities of practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011
Pages1901-1915
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Event17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011 - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2011Aug 8 2011

Publication series

Name17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011
Volume3

Conference

Conference17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI
Period8/4/118/8/11

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Keywords

  • Communities of Practice
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Secondary Design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Germonprez, M., & Hovorka, D. (2011). Secondary design: A case of community participation. In 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011 (pp. 1901-1915). (17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011; Vol. 3).