On the Concept of Intrinsic Coordination

  • Lars Rune Christensen
Part of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW)


As indicated above, one of the main research issues in CSCW is the understanding of how cooperative work is coordinated and integrated by using artifacts. This issue has often been cast as a question of exploring how articulation work is practiced and supported by way of coordinative artifacts. A series of focused, in-depth field studies have been undertaken with the specific purpose of investigating how the distributed activities of cooperative work arrangements are articulated and, in particular, how prescribed artifacts are devised, appropriated and used for these purposes (e.g. Carstensen and Sørensen 1996; Schmidt and Bannon 1992).


Work Task Cooperative Work Articulation Work Coordinative Effect Architectural Plan 
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  • Lars Rune Christensen
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  1. 1.Technologies in Practice GroupIT University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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