Information Systems Development

Methods, Modelling and Metaphors in an Object-Oriented World
  • R. T. Vidgen
  • J. R. G. Wood


In talking about the common-sense approach to Object-Orientation (O-O) and the need to mirror reality more closely we have created a straw man that is supported by some major and questionable assumptions. In this paper we consider the assumption that a good object model is one that mirrors reality. We argue that the the opposing view, that object models can be used to create a social reality, is not useful any more.


Object Model Information System Development Organizational Reality Literal Truth Single Object Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. T. Vidgen
    • 1
  • J. R. G. Wood
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of SalfordSalfordUK

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