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Title: Classifying Communities for Design: A Review of the Continuum from CoIs to CoPs
Authors: Herranz, Sergio
Díez, David
Díaz, Paloma
Hiltz, Starr Roxanne
Issue Date: 2012
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: COOP 2012: 10th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems
Series/Report no.: C&T
Abstract: Cooperative design is a complex process that usually involves participants from different cultural and social domains, with different backgrounds and experiences. In this context, the need for social structures that support sharing and common understanding is an essential requirement. The response to such a need can be found in the creation of „Communities of Practices‟ and „Communities of Interest‟. Both types of structures have successfully and extensively been applied in different domains
however, a detailed analysis of these concepts points up the need for additional research that leads to their application to cooperative design. This chapter presents a review of the „Communities of Practices‟ and „Communities of Interest‟ concepts in order to propose a systematic process for classifying communities. This process might allow practitioners to identify which kind of structure is more suitable to support specific cooperative design processes.
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Marseille, France 2012-05-30
Appears in Collections:COOP 2012: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems

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