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Telling Tales: Narratives Of Classification And Control In The Design Of Taxonomic Software.

  This paper draws on concepts from the structuralist analysis of narrative to explore aspects of
the role of stories in the small group design process. A brief review of relevant narratological
concepts is provided. Their application in a preliminary analysis of case study data from a
team designing taxonomic software is then reported. It is concluded that narratology, and in
particular the notion of focalisation, has useful descriptive potential in this context, and may
help to elucidate some difficulties in design communication and documentation. Suggestions
for extension of the work are included.

  • Date:

    31 August 2002

  • Publication Status:

    Published

Citation

Turner, S., Turner, P., Raguenaud, C. & Kennedy, J. (2002). Telling Tales: Narratives Of Classification And Control In The Design Of Taxonomic Software. In Proceedings of Design Research Society Conference: Common Ground, September, 2002

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Keywords

Computer programming; Program design; Taxonomy; Narrative; Role; Structural analysis;

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