Directing and Enacting the Information System

  • Björn Abelli
Conference paper

Information existed long before the development of computers and software. Systems for handling this information existed as well, with different technologies in use (cuneiform, petroglyphs, Gutenberg’s printing press, etc). Even further back in time, long before humans could use written language, they could communicate information and knowledge through myths and rituals. These rituals may be some of the first constructed information systems. Hunting stories and other extraordinary events became part of the stories told, and when they were acted out in a drama separated from all ceremonial concerns, a first significant step had been taken toward theatre as a specialized activity. The development process of a theatre production could hence be seen as one of the most genuine models for development of manual information systems. (Brocket 1987; Abelli and Révay 2004)


Manual Information System Theatre Production Team Meeting Executive Board Base Information System 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Björn Abelli
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  1. 1.School of BusinessMälardalen UniversitySweden

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