Bernhard, Eike, Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792 and Burton-Jones, Andrew (2013). Understanding the actualization of affordances: A study in the process modeling context. In: International Conference on Information Systems 2013 : reshaping society through information systems design : ICIS 2013, Milan, Italy, 15-18 December 2013, pp. 4522-4532. Red Hook, NY: Curran. ISBN 978-1-62993-426-6

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Abstract

The affordances concept describes the possibilities for goal-oriented action that technical objects offer to specified users. This notion has received growing attention from IS researchers. However, few studies have gone beyond contextualizing parts of the concept to a specific setting — the tip of the iceberg. In this research-in-progress paper, we report on our efforts to further develop the IS discipline's understanding of affordances from informational objects. Specifically, we seek to extend extant theory on the origin and actualization of affordances. We develop a model that describes the process by which affordances are perceived and actualized and their dependence on information and actualization effort. We illustrate our emergent theory in the context of conceptual process models used by analysts for purposes of information systems analysis and design. We offer suggestions for operationalizing and testing this model empirically, and provide details about our design of a mixed-methods study currently in progress.

Item Type: Book Section, Proceedings Item or annotation in a legal commentary
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Bernhard, EikeUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Recker, Jan C.UNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-2072-5792
Burton-Jones, AndrewUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-88809
Publisher: Curran
ISBN: 978-1-62993-426-6
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
AffordancesEnglish
Business process modelingEnglish
Theory buildingEnglish
Mixed methodsEnglish
Business Process ManagementEnglish
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: 2013
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Place of Publication: Red Hook, NY
Refereed: Yes
Page Range: pp. 4522-4532
Title of Book: International Conference on Information Systems 2013 : reshaping society through information systems design : ICIS 2013, Milan, Italy, 15-18 December 2013
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/8880

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