Edward Gould

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This paper discusses the shortcomings of the cognitive science approach to understanding human cognition particularly in its relationship to human computer interaction. Its failure to distinguish between the psychic and the information processes in human and machine has led to a view of the computer as a 'replacement' for the human in intellectual spheres(More)
This paper looks at the relationship between work roles, the supporting information systems and the use of profiling as a means of matching a particular person to a role. Activity theory is used to help define the role to enable the use of profiling. In particular it looks at the problem of mismatches between the proposed role and the actual role of a(More)
The failure of many Information Systems (IS) designed for use by managers may be due to the fact that traditional IS methodologies were used in their development. In this paper we describe an organisation's efforts, over a period of four years, to develop an IS for use by senior management and show how traditional methodologies have impeded the involvement(More)
iii Preface Transformational Tools for 21 st Century Minds is about the use of tools – symbolic, psychological and physical – in human activity. The conference focuses on creative ways of thinking and doing, collaborating groups, teamwork and the creation of new knowledge. It combines the research interests of academics from several fields with the(More)
The purpose of the panel discussion is to share and discuss findings of the panellist's' research into knowledge management and their understanding of the cultural and human factors that support effective implementation of technology. The panel will comprise presentations and discussion on the cultural imperatives and implications of knowledge management,(More)
The huge volume of data stored in organisational databases is no longer seen as a data management problem, but rather as a potential company asset to be exploited for information. As a result there is renewed interest by IT practitioners in data models and database structures. Multi-dimensional forms in particular have joined their relational counterparts(More)