Hugh Mackay

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This paper reports an in-depth case study of a rapid application development (RAD) project. RAD is a recent information systems development method noted for its high levels of user involvement and use of iterative prototyping. The paper develops a model of the core features of RAD gleaned from literature such as that published on the dynamic systems(More)
Alistair Duff's book does what it says in the title: it argues why we need, and it provides, a normative theory of the information society. In other words, he argues for a set of principles that should underlie this society and its policies. This follows Duff's earlier important critical evaluation of the information society thesis, Information Society(More)
This paper explores the consequences of the uncertainty introduced into the system development lifecycle by a prototyping approach and the practical strategies employed by developers in prototyping projects. Drawing on various strands of the sociology of technology, the paper discusses findings from a multidisciplinary research project, which investigated(More)
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