Theorizing about the Design of Information Infrastructures : Design Kernel Theories and Principles

  title={Theorizing about the Design of Information Infrastructures : Design Kernel Theories and Principles},
  author={Ole Hanseth and Kalle Lyytinen},
In this article we theorize about the design of information infrastructures (II). We define an information infrastructure as a shared, evolving, heterogeneous installed base of IT capabilities based on open and standardized interfaces. Such information infrastructures, when appropriated by a community of users offer a shared resource for delivering and using information services in a (set of) community. Information infrastructures include complex socio-technical ensembles like the Internet or… CONTINUE READING
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