ERIC Number: EJ583545
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Genre and Activity Systems: The Role of Documentation in Maintaining and Changing Engineering Activity Systems.
Winsor, Dorothy A.
Written Communication, v16 n2 p200-24 Apr 1999
Examines construction and use of documentation to create and disseminate order in activity systems of several engineering organizations. Finds that participants used documentation to protect themselves and to describe future actions for others to take. Suggests that creating effective documentation was difficult when writer and reader were from different but overlapping activity systems and discontinuities between their goals were greater. (CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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