Computational Artefacts (CompArt)
Computational artefacts are increasingly being used to regulate or govern human interaction, as exemplified by production planning and control systems, workflow management systems, document management systems, and other forms of coordination technologies. This phenomenon is theoretically underdeveloped and empirically understudied. We have no adequate conceptual foundation for the further development of such technologies with a view to their incorporation in organizational and social practices. Therefore, the objective of the CompArt project is to develop a systematic, conceptual foundation for understanding, designing and implementing computational artefacts in cooperative work settings.
The project is affiliated with the Centre for Communication and Computing at UCPH.