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We take as our point of departure, the following definition from the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics:
Social Informatics (SI) refers to the body of research and study that examines social aspects of computerization - including the roles of information technology in social and organizational change, the uses of information technologies in social contexts, and the ways that the social organization of information technologies is influenced by social forces and social practices.
To this end, we are interested in how people design, interact with and appropriate information and communication technology to further their goals and interests and how such interactions change and affect people. Design, interaction, appropriation and effect on Information Systems forms the core of the discipline and provides insight into practical business, organisational and social opportunities, problems involving the design and use of ICT.
Our research interests include: