An ontology for contextual information system design

Craig E. Kuziemsky, Ahsan Hadi, Tracey L. O'Sullivan, Daniel E. Lane, Wayne Corneil

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Abstract

Collaborative teamwork is becoming more common in several domains including healthcare and disaster management. While collaborative teamwork can benefit from information system (IS) support, designing IS models to support collaboration is a significant challenge owing to the variations in tasks and people that must be supported, and the different contexts within which collaboration takes place. Collaborative teamwork can vary greatly because of context, which is the integration of diverse, dynamic, and heterogeneous needs for groups to achieve a specific goal. However in the literature there has been limited emphasis on how contextual underpinnings can be incorporated into IS design. This paper uses a case study of the design of a user-driven prototype disaster management IS. We used the think aloud method to capture participant thoughts while interacting with the IS prototype. The think aloud data was analyzed and used to develop an ontology of contextual considerations to support IS design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCRAM 2014 Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
EditorsS. R. Hiltz, M. S. Pfaff, L. Plotnick, P. C. Shih
Place of PublicationPennsylvania
PublisherThe Pennsylvania State University
Pages165-169
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780692211946
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2014 - University Park, PA, United States
Duration: 1 May 20141 May 2014

Other

Other11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityUniversity Park, PA
Period1/05/141/05/14

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Community engagement
  • Context
  • Information system design
  • Think aloud

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