Baskerville, Richard, Pries-Heje, Jan and Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792 (2016). Principles for re-designing information systems for environmental sustainability. In: ICT for Promoting Human Development and Protecting the Environment : 6th IFIP World Information Technology Forum, WITFOR 2016, San José, Costa Rica, September 12-14, 2016, Proceedings, 481, pp. 14-25. Cham: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-44447-5

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Abstract

Many information systems claim to be "green", meaning in support of environmental sustainability. But at closer look we find that these claims are often unsubstantiated; in other words, many green systems are not making any environment more sustainable. We identify three main root causes. First, the `environment' is often ill-defined. Second, systems often overlook that `sustainability' is a targeted function dependent on the goals of some stakeholders, which may include designers, users, organizations, policy makers, society or the planet as a whole. Third, we find that research on green information systems often overlooks conceptualizations such as ecology, environment or sustainability that originate in the sciences of the system, i.e., the basis on which information systems are built. To address these issues we present eight new design principles unique to the development of Green Information Systems that can act as prescriptive coherent design theory for developing information systems that improve environmental sustainability.

Item Type: Book Section, Proceedings Item or annotation in a legal commentary
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Baskerville, RichardUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pries-Heje, JanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Recker, Jan C.UNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-2072-5792
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-88576
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-44447-5_2
Series Name: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 978-3-319-44447-5
Volume: 481
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
Green information systemsEnglish
Systems designEnglish
Design principlesEnglish
Theory developmeEnglish
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Language: English
Date: August 2016
Place of Publication: Cham
Refereed: Yes
Page Range: pp. 14-25
Number of Pages: 245
Title of Book: ICT for Promoting Human Development and Protecting the Environment : 6th IFIP World Information Technology Forum, WITFOR 2016, San José, Costa Rica, September 12-14, 2016, Proceedings
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/8857

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