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Web 2.0 as an Autopoietic System - Implications for Innovative Web-Interfaces

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Web 2.0 as an Autopoietic System - Implications for Innovative Web-Interfaces
: The Web 2.0 can be regarded as an evolutionary process of medial differentiation. Infinite online communities are emerging and disappearing. It seems that a race has started in searching for innovative web-interfaces. Already many helpful technological principles and features are executed by web experts. Although they give helpful orientation for designing innovative and interactive web-interfaces, they lack dealing with self-organising systems such as online communities. Therefore, I promote an extended notion of the web-interface. Such perspective includes reconsidering the constitutive characteristic of online communities: the autopoiesis. This is an essential concept of social system theory, which is new in context of designing innovative web-interfaces. Consequently, the goal of this paper is not a technological solution, but which will give a new perspective with implications for technology. One essential consequence is that a designer or programmer cannot be more than a pertur...
Kathrin Vent
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where IICS
Authors Kathrin Vent
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