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Flensburg, P. (2019). Den stora tankestriden inom informatik: en idéhistoriskanalys. Strömstad: Strömstad Akademi
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den stora tankestriden inom informatik: en idéhistoriskanalys
2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The domain of informatics, was initially development of computer-based information systems based on mathematical/logical perspective. In mid-1970s, some doctoral students stated that use of these systems should also be studied. Hence work content, work environment and power relations at the workplace should be studied. This cannot be done solely with mathematical/logical methods. Based on Ludwik Fleck's concepts of thought style and thought-collective, Kuhn's paradigm theory and Berger & Luckmann's knowledge sociology, some events taking place during the decade 1975-85 are analyzed and the concept of though tstruggle is introduced. My problem statement is:

1. How can the conceptual idea within the informatics in Sweden during the period 1970-1985 be understood?

2. Why did this happen just then?

3. How does it fit into the other changes in society?

The result is a description of the thought struggle, what triggered it and what it led to, and where the events have been placed within dimensions of time, positivism and philosophy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Strömstad: Strömstad Akademi, 2019. p. 75
Series
Acta Academiae Stromstadiensis, ISSN 2001-9734 ; 47
Keywords
Tankestrid, Fleck, informatikens idéhistoria, tankestil, tankekollektiv
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14674 (URN)978-91-86607-57-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-31 Created: 2019-10-31 Last updated: 2019-10-31
Sjöström, J., Kruse, L. C., Haj-Bolouri, A. & Flensburg, P. (2018). Software-embedded evaluation support in design science research. Paper presented at 13th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2018; Chennai; India. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10844 LNCS, 348-362
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Software-embedded evaluation support in design science research
2018 (English)In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743, E-ISSN 1611-3349, Vol. 10844 LNCS, p. 348-362Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Even though the practice of integrating evaluative features into software has long been applied in commercially available software, it is still underrepresented in the Information Systems (IS) community. This paper presents a framework for embedded evaluation support. We are aware of the challenges of evaluation of socio-technical systems and take this issue into consideration in our framework. Our framework is the result of conceptualizations drawing from the evaluation discourse discussion on the topics of artifact evaluation in DSR. We also demonstrate our ideas through two examples of embedded evaluation support mechanisms designed and used in a DSR project in the Swedish healthcare sector. © Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018.

Keywords
Information systems; Information use, Design-science researches; Embedded evaluation; Healthcare sectors; Sociotechnical systems; Support mechanism; Swedishs, Design
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12702 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-91800-6_23 (DOI)2-s2.0-85047925999 (Scopus ID)
Conference
13th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2018; Chennai; India
Available from: 2018-07-05 Created: 2018-07-05 Last updated: 2019-05-28Bibliographically approved
Flensburg, P. (2017). Becoming Professor: With Almost no Publications. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 29(1), 135-160
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Becoming Professor: With Almost no Publications
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, ISSN 0905-0167, E-ISSN 1901-0990, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 135-160Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Abstract. I consider my career as rather exceptional. I think I am the only living person in Sweden who achieved a professor chair with only one international journal publication; a publication I use as an example of a totally incomprehensible text! The following is the storyof how I achieved this. I first describe two important issues that have governed my decisionsin the career: Being interpretivist in a dominating positivist research paradigm and my decision not to publish. This is important for understanding my interpretation of what was happening. Then I describe the four universities where I have worked, first by providing the story, then describing how the discipline developed at that place and finally some reflections on the research we conducted. I summarize by giving an historic overview of informatics as Iperceive it after 44 years of teaching and finally I reflect upon my career according to my goals.

Keywords
IS history, career description, information systems development
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11468 (URN)2-s2.0-85023623382 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-09-11 Created: 2017-09-11 Last updated: 2019-05-23Bibliographically approved
Haj-Bolouri, A. & Flensburg, P. (2017). Conceptualizing the Essence of Presence in Distance Education through Digital Dasein. International Journal on E-learning, 16(2), 149-173
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conceptualizing the Essence of Presence in Distance Education through Digital Dasein
2017 (English)In: International Journal on E-learning, ISSN 1537-2456, E-ISSN 1943-5932, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 149-173Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Abstract: In order to learn, presence is necessary. If we experience a genuinely rich presence, exams, tests and other forms of evaluating knowledge are not crucial for learning. In distance learning, the concept of presence is not obvious. Presence in distance and network contexts usually means being active on social media. However, in distance and network learning, something more is needed. It is the face-to-face interaction that needs to be "digitalized". In order to investigate this, we have turned to Heidegger (1927) and the concept of Dasein. The concept of Dasein means to apprehend the existence of the world and not only the world itself. Digital Dasein means to transcend the digital medium and reveal the essence of presence for a more translucent form of e-learning. The need for an artefact mediating Digital Dasein has been identified.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2017
Keywords
E-learning, distance education, Digital Dasein
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics; Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11006 (URN)
Available from: 2017-06-14 Created: 2017-06-14 Last updated: 2018-04-16Bibliographically approved
Haj-Bolouri, A. & Flensburg, P. (2017). Conceptualizing the essence of presence in E-learning through digital dasein. Paper presented at Invited as a paper from E-Learn 2014. International Journal on E-learning, 16(2), 149-173
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conceptualizing the essence of presence in E-learning through digital dasein
2017 (English)In: International Journal on E-learning, ISSN 1537-2456, E-ISSN 1943-5932, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 149-173Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In order to learn, presence is necessary. If we experience a genuinely rich presence, exams, tests and other forms of evaluating knowledge are not crucial for learning. In distance learning, the concept of presence is not obvious. Presence in distance and network contexts usually means being active on social media. However, in distance and network learning, something more is needed. It is the face-to-face interaction that needs to be “digitalized”. In order to investigate this, we have turned to Heidegger (1927) and the concept of Dasein. The concept of Dasein means to apprehend the existence of the world and not only the world itself. Digital Dasein means to transcend the digital medium and reveal the essence of presence for a more translucent form of e-learning. The need for an artefact mediating Digital Dasein has been identified. © 2017, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. All rights reserved.

Keywords
Students, learning, cognitive presence
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics; Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13051 (URN)2-s2.0-85048870552 (Scopus ID)
Conference
Invited as a paper from E-Learn 2014
Available from: 2018-10-26 Created: 2018-10-26 Last updated: 2019-05-21Bibliographically approved
Flensburg, P. & Holl, A. (2017). Das älteste gedruckte schwedische Rechenbuch (Aegidius Aurelius, Arithmetica, Uppsala 1614): (Aegidius Aurelius, Arithmetica, Uppsala 1614). In: Gebhardt, Rainer (Ed.), Tagungsband zum wissenschaftlichen Kolloquium vom 21.–23. April 2017 in der Berg- und Adam-Ries-Stadt Annaberg-Buchholz: . Paper presented at Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium Rechenmeister und Mathematiker der frühen Neuzeit, 21.- 23.04.2017, Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany (pp. 313-326). Annaberg-Buchholz: Adam-Ries-Bund
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Das älteste gedruckte schwedische Rechenbuch (Aegidius Aurelius, Arithmetica, Uppsala 1614): (Aegidius Aurelius, Arithmetica, Uppsala 1614)
2017 (German)In: Tagungsband zum wissenschaftlichen Kolloquium vom 21.–23. April 2017 in der Berg- und Adam-Ries-Stadt Annaberg-Buchholz / [ed] Gebhardt, Rainer, Annaberg-Buchholz: Adam-Ries-Bund , 2017, p. 313-326Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Annaberg-Buchholz: Adam-Ries-Bund, 2017
Series
Schriften des Adam-Ries-Bundes e.V. Annaberg-Buchholz ; 25
Keywords
matematik, tidigt räkenskap
National Category
Other Mathematics
Research subject
ENGINEERING, Mathematics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11975 (URN)978-3-944217-27-7 (ISBN)
Conference
Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium Rechenmeister und Mathematiker der frühen Neuzeit, 21.- 23.04.2017, Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany
Available from: 2018-01-05 Created: 2018-01-05 Last updated: 2018-01-05Bibliographically approved
Haj-Bolouri, A., Chandra Kruse, L., Iivari, J. & Flensburg, P. (2016). How Habermas' Philosophy can Inspire the Design of Information Systems: The Case of Designing an Open Learning Platform for Social Integration. In: Pareto, Lena, Svensson, Lars, Lundin, Johan, Lundh Snis, Ulrika (Ed.), Proceedings of IRIS39, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Ljungskile, August 7-10, 2016. Ljungskile, Sweden, August 7-10, 2016: . Paper presented at IRIS39, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Ljungskile, August 7-10, 2016. (pp. 1-13). , 7
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How Habermas' Philosophy can Inspire the Design of Information Systems: The Case of Designing an Open Learning Platform for Social Integration
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of IRIS39, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Ljungskile, August 7-10, 2016. Ljungskile, Sweden, August 7-10, 2016 / [ed] Pareto, Lena, Svensson, Lars, Lundin, Johan, Lundh Snis, Ulrika, 2016, Vol. 7, p. 1-13Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The notions of immigration and social integration have increasingly become central themes in public discourse,particularly in the European Union. Besides opportunities, this phenomenon also poses challenges to the host nations of promoting social integration of immigrants. Continuing an earlier Design Science Research project that developed an open learning platform for Civic Orientation in Sweden, this paper attempts to extend this platform using Jürgen Habermas' Theory of Communicative Action as an inspiration. We aim at designing a more inclusive open learning platform for social integration that supports instrumental, strategic, normatively-regulated, dramaturgical, and communicative action. We expect to further the relevance of philosophy in IS research by not only making sense of phenomena through philosophical lens, butalso attaining inspirations from philosophy in designing sociotechnical information systems.

Series
Selected Papers of the Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, E-ISSN 2387-3353
Keywords
Social integration, immigration, Habermas, theory of communicative action, open learning platform, philosophy in IS.
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10002 (URN)978-91-87531-38-5 (ISBN)
Conference
IRIS39, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Ljungskile, August 7-10, 2016.
Available from: 2016-10-17 Created: 2016-10-17 Last updated: 2018-04-16
Haj-Bolouri, A., Flensburg, P. & Thapa, D. (2016). Imparting social values through eLearning platform: A social learning approach. In: Pareto, Lena, Svensson, Lars, Lundin, Johan, Lundh Snis, Ulrika Lundh Snis (Ed.), Proceedings of IRIS39, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Ljungskile, August 7-10, 2016: . Paper presented at IRIS39, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Ljungskile, August 7-10, 2016 (pp. 1-15).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Imparting social values through eLearning platform: A social learning approach
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of IRIS39, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Ljungskile, August 7-10, 2016 / [ed] Pareto, Lena, Svensson, Lars, Lundin, Johan, Lundh Snis, Ulrika Lundh Snis, 2016, p. 1-15Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we have identified a gap with regard to imparting social values in an eLearning platform that was designed for orienting immigrants entering Sweden (newcomers). We identified that an existing eLearning platform is more oriented towards creating awareness rather than imparting transformative learning. Therefore, we propose a conceptual framework suggesting how to bring in the social values in eLearning platform,by subsequently applying social learning approach to promulgate transformative learning in which the learner also internalize the values in their attitude and behavior. The proposed framework makes a theoretical contribution by combining the notion of value, value content, value systems and social learning approach in the eLearning platform. The contribution also has practical implications in terms of providing transformative learning to newcomers. We argue that the contents on social values through the eLearning platform should be transformative, and not only informative. We suggest to integrate social values in the eLearning platform; make the learning transformative, and impart those values through social learning approaches such as triple-loop learning, connecting various communities of practices and to make the platform more interactive and engaging

Keywords
Social values, eLearning platform, social learning, immigrants, Sweden
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9999 (URN)978-91-87531-38-5 (ISBN)
Conference
IRIS39, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Ljungskile, August 7-10, 2016
Available from: 2016-10-17 Created: 2016-10-17 Last updated: 2017-01-12
Flensburg, P. (2016). Investigation of scientific background for the IRIS community: evaluation of method. In: Pareto, Lena, Svensson, Lars, Lundin, Johan, Lundh Snis, Ulrika (Ed.), Proceedings of IRIS39, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, August 7-10, 2016. Ljungskile, Sweden: Electronic Proceedings. Paper presented at IRIS, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Ljungskile, August 7-10, 2016. (pp. 1-13). Trollhättan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Investigation of scientific background for the IRIS community: evaluation of method
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of IRIS39, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, August 7-10, 2016. Ljungskile, Sweden: Electronic Proceedings / [ed] Pareto, Lena, Svensson, Lars, Lundin, Johan, Lundh Snis, Ulrika, Trollhättan, 2016, p. 1-13Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In IRIS business meeting 2015 it was decided that we should undertake a description of 40 years of trends, topics, theories and methods used by the IRIS community. In this paper a method for doing such an investigation is described and the problem of the paper is to find ways of improving it. This is done in a pilot investigation, which is evaluated. The conclusion is that at least one more test need to be done. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: , 2016
Keywords
IRIS, IRIS history, IS theories, IS domain
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics; Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10368 (URN)978-91-87531-38-5 (ISBN)
Conference
IRIS, Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Ljungskile, August 7-10, 2016.
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2017-01-12Bibliographically approved
Flensburg, P. (2015). Against users. In: Anssi Öörni, Netta Iivari, Kari Kuutti, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen and Mikko Rajanen (Ed.), Proceedings of the 38th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 38), Oulu, Finland, 9-12 August. (USB): . Paper presented at 38th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 38), Oulu, Finland, 9-12 August. (pp. 1-13). IRIS
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Against users
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 38th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 38), Oulu, Finland, 9-12 August. (USB) / [ed] Anssi Öörni, Netta Iivari, Kari Kuutti, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen and Mikko Rajanen, IRIS , 2015, p. 1-13Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Ever since the 50’s users has played a great role in the research aboutinformation systems. However, users have mainly been considered as operators of the information system or as managers receiving the output. In this article I argue that users are not operators but clerks performing their job. In the same way as I’m a driver and not a car user when I drive my car, the clerk is performing the work, not using an information system. Knowing how to use the information system the clerk produces useful inform ation without paying any specific attention to the artifact. This perspective put certain demands on the designer of the artifacts, in fact (s)he should be a meta-designer, providing the clerks with useful tools for designing their own workflows

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IRIS, 2015
Keywords
Human scale information systems, work role
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics; Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8573 (URN)
Conference
38th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 38), Oulu, Finland, 9-12 August.
Available from: 2015-10-26 Created: 2015-10-26 Last updated: 2015-10-26
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