I have found an online version of the Stars paper at
Oddly enough, that page is titled "My wonderful paper in IEEE Format". Go
A related paper was found at:
google "socio-technical framework" and you will find tons of good stuff.
"We now turn to the socio-technical nature of information infrastructures.
As outlined in chapters 3 and 4 above, the development of an information
infrastructure needs to be recognised as an ongoing socio-technical
negotiation. An analysis of it accordingly presumes a suitable vehicle. This
chapter contains a presentation of one such vehicle, namely actor-network
theory. It is intended to pave the road for describing and analysing how
issues of flexibility and standardisation outlined in chapters 4 and 5
unfold in relation to information infrastructure. This chapter accordingly
functions as a stepping stone for the chapters than follow. "
I could go on forever with such a search, but I'll leave the rest as an
exercise for the reader ;o)
Nice post, John.
----- Original Message -----
From: John J. Deneen <JJDeneen@ricochet.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2000 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: [unrev-II] Project Management
> I concur and highly recommend reading the following article. Since the
> requires an IEEE membership to download, I'll make photocopies from the
> Internet Computing Journal (Sept. - Oct. 2000) to handout at Doug's party.
> STARS: A Socio-Technical Framework for Integrating Design Knowledge over
> (Stephen C-Y. Lu and Jian Cai)
> Information technologies, including the Internet, are providing an
> for global information sharing, but effective support of distributed
> work may require mechanisms to represent the expertise, intentions, and
> view of individual team members. This prototype system records social and
> technical aspects of individual perspectives on a
> collaborative project, and integrates this knowledge into a design process
> reconciling different perspectives on the design data.
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