Working outside: A problems-based approach for studying musicians and other extra-institutional individuals

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Abstract

Extra-institutional individuals are individuals who work outside of a bureaucracy. I argue that, in the absence of a bureaucracy organizing their work, the professional communication of extrainstitutional individuals is organized by the problems they are trying to solve. Grouping extra-institutional individuals by the problems they are trying to solve instead of their field or area allows for deeper analysis of the communication needed in individual fields. The problems-based approach also allows comparison of extra-institutional individuals across fields, which can result in interdisciplinary knowledge sharing. This interdisciplinary knowledge sharing can help designers of communication to better understand their extra-institutional users and develop tools appropriate to the needs of audiences across fields with shared problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGDOC 2017 - 35th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication
EditorsElizabeth Keller
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351607
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 11 2017
Event35th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication, SIGDOC 2017 - Halifax, Canada
Duration: Aug 11 2017Aug 13 2017

Other

Other35th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication, SIGDOC 2017
CountryCanada
CityHalifax
Period8/11/178/13/17

Keywords

  • Extra-institutional
  • Musicians
  • Organization
  • Problems
  • Professional communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Information Systems

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